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Portugal    Alto Douro/ Beira Alta, Douro, Vale da Casa, R.6 EuroPreArt - European Prehistoric Art

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Keywords: Anthropomorphs, horses, ridders, zoomorphs, weapons, dagger, lines, engravings, polissoir, scratch, open-air, rock-art, schist
Institution: IPT Tomar  http://www.ipt.pt/gt/
Record
proposed
by
Instituto Politcnico de Tomar - Portugal
 
Location
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Country:

Portugal

Locality:

Guarda, Vila Nova de Foz Ca

Region:

Alto Douro/ Beira Alta

Area:

Alto Douro/ Beira Alta

 

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Douro, Vale da Casa, R. 6. Painel permanentemente submerso. Representaes de cavalos e cavaleiros a linha de controno (Fotografia de 1982). (BAPTISTA, A.M;1999:178).
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Copyright. No commercial use of EuroPreArt content is allowed. Specific © for pictures and drawings is mentioned in the captions or owned by each Author or Institution.
Disclaim. The EuroPreArt project fully endorses the most recent documentation policies. It must be outlined the absolute forbidding of any disruptive method and the necessity of a total respect for archaeological sites. It is also to be noticed that no substances shall be applied to rock art for recording purposes. Some pictures of the EuroPreArt records are related to past recording techniques and may not fully match these policies. They are an historical documentation. Please refer to local archaeological official authorities for any recording purpose. Please take a look also over EuroPreArt guidelines.
 
Environment & Surface

Open-air   Shelter   Cave Portable   Megalithic

Geography:
Amplo terrao fluvial virado a Norte, localizado a menos de 5km para montante da Barragem do Pocinho, na margem esquerda do Rio Douro.

Proximity:

Localizado perto da Barragem do Pocinho.

Geology:

Xisto-grauvquico.

Surface:

Painis horizontais.

 

 
Art        

Description:

Engravings   Paintings   Painted engravings   High or low-relief   Sculpture
Representaes filiformes de cavalos, um dos quais montado por uma figura antropomorfica. Gravura de um possivel punhal.; As figuras de armas identificveis na zona de Vale da Casa concentram-se quase todas nas rochas 6 e 10. Punhais (dois das quais embainhados na rocha 6), dardos ou armas de arremesso, lanas, algumas de com longos cabos e outras s com as lminas, arcos e setas, uma espada ou machete de comprida lmina. A alguns possveis escudos, redondos e rectangulares.

Figures:
total number 20
Figuras zoomrficas (equdeos), armas (punhal). Linhas

Chronology:

Palaeolithic   Epipalaeolithic - Mesolithic   Neolithic   Copper Age   Bronze Age   Iron Age   Roman   Middle Age   Modern   Unknown

Notes:

Abstract: Vale da Casa was the first Rock art site discovered in Ca Valley. It'a an open-air site which integrates 27 engraved schist pannels, that nowadays are submerged by Pocinho dam. These engravings are dated from Cooper Age (anthropomorphic esquematic figures, made by pecking tecnique) and Iron Age (anthropomorpfic and zoomorphic figures, and weapons and signs, made by scratching technique). In particular, horses representation is very similar to iberian horses represented in mediterranean ceramics. It's also important to refer the evident association between engravings, and an inscription with iberian caractheres.
 
Bibliography        





European total bibliography, by EuroPreArt partnersTotal (Europe)
Portugal EuroPreArt general bibliography, by IPT TomarGeneral (country)
Specific Alto Douro/ Beira Alta, Douro, Vale da Casa, R.6 bibliography, by IPT TomarSpecific (site)
Rock Art Studies: A Bibliographic worldwide Database (external link). Compiled by Leigh Marymor. Copyright (C) 2001-2002 by the Library, University of California, Berkeley Bibliographic
Rock Art
Database

 

 
Conservation        

Status:

Public   Private   Park   Classified site

Risk:

Este painel encontra-se permanentemente submerso.

Conservation:

Good   Quite good   Mediocre   Bad

Intervention:

 

By          

Compiler:

Ana Catarina Freire

Institution:

IPT Tomar  http://www.ipt.pt/gt/
 
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EuroPreArt, European Prehistoric Art, is a web-based archaeological project funded by the European Union which aims to establish a lasting data-base of European prehistoric art documentation, to launch the base of an European institutional network and to contribute to the awareness of the diversity and richness of European Prehistoric Art.
It is proposed by: Instituto Politcnico de Tomar (IPT, Portugal), CUEBC - European University Centre for Cultural Heritage (Italy - Europe), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas (España), Asociacin Cultural Colectivo Barban (España), Université de Liège (Belgique), Gotland University College (Sverige), University College Dublin (Eire), Cooperativa Archeologica Le Orme dell'Uomo (Italia), Study Centre and Museum of Prehistoric Art of Pinerolo (Italia), The European Centre for Prehistoric Research in the Alto Ribatejo (Portugal), ArqueoJovem - a youth NGO (Portugal).
Instituto Politcnico de Tomar - Portugal CUEBC - European University Centre for Cultural Heritage, Ravello - Italy CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas, Madrid - Spain Orme dell'Uomo - Footsteps of Man, Valcamonica - Italy Asociacin Cultural Colectivo Barban, Extremadura -Spain Liège University - Belgium Gotland University - Sweden University College Dublin - Ireland CeSMAP - Centro Studi e Museo d'Arte Preistorica. Pinerolo, Italy Arqueo Jovem

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