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Paintings in Atlantic Megalithic Art: Barnenez

Abstract : The use of technique is usually considered in European megalithic art as an indicator of the level of culture sophistication attained by a particular community. Traditionally, it was considered that only the Iberian Peninsula is home to painted dolmens. The analysis of chamber H of the Barnenez tumulus together with some information scattered over the continent, prove that painting was part of the graphic programs in the most archetypal Atlantic sites, such as Brittany. A highly rewarding panorama appears for European megalithic art with potential new readings. The most suitable method of detecting paintings and interpreting them in funerary contexts must be reviewed.
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Primitiva Bueno Ramirez, Rodrigo Balbin Behrmann, Luc Laporte, Philippe Gouézin, Rosa Barroso Bermejo, et al.. Paintings in Atlantic Megalithic Art: Barnenez. Trabajos de Prehistoria, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) Departamento de Publicaciones, 2012, 69 (1), pp.123-132. ⟨10.3989/tp.2012.12083⟩. ⟨hal-01147555⟩



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