Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Rock cut basins





Pedra das Gamelas (Santana do Campo, Arraiolos, Central Alentejo)

The issue of rock cut basins/versus natural basins is not a new one. Here I include images of a natural outcrop with carved antropomorphs (cruciforms) on the sides and a natural basin on the top. It has been first published by Vergílio Correia (El Neolítico de Pavia, 1921). This author comments the difficulty of distinguishing natural and artifitial basins (as well as the "normal" cup marks) suggesting that the latest would have been inspired on the former.

1 comment:

Claudia said...

Olá, sou uma estudante do mestrado em arte rupestre e quarternário pela UTAD e gostaria de saber se é possível entrar em contacto consigo sobre a pedra das gamelas. Caso seja, poderias, por favor entrar em contacto comigo via e-mail?
Muito obrigada,
claudia cunha
claudia.cunha.k@gmail.com