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Une nouvelle représentation d'art pariétal dans la Grande grotte de Saint-Front (Domme, Dordogne, France)

Abstract : A new study was undertaken in the cave of Saint-Front, within the Collectif Research Project entitled « Archéologie des sites ornés de Dordogne : cadre conceptuel, potentiels et réalité » (dir. C. Cretin). Considering decorated sites as archaeological witnesses, this program and this study are part of a transdisciplinary approach aimed at combining graphic evidence with archaeological material and geomorphological,sedimentological and paleontological contexts. Discovered in 1980, the Mammoth cave or “Grande grotte de Saint-Front”, near Domme (Périgord, France), revealed original and massive representations of “bas-relief”, including two Mammoth representations (Aujoulat et al. 1978 ; Delluc et al. 1983). The remaining ornate device is more fragmentary. In the prospections and the new analysis framework of the ornate walls, a new representation of animal head was highlighted. We present here this discovery and the way in which it is inscribed in coherence at the same time technical, by the research of the volumes, and thematic for the sector of the cave where it is.
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Eric Robert, Stephane Petrognani, Émilie Lesvignes, Virginie Le Fillâtre, Catherine Cretin, et al.. Une nouvelle représentation d'art pariétal dans la Grande grotte de Saint-Front (Domme, Dordogne, France). PALEO : Revue d'Archéologie Préhistorique, Société des amis du Musée national de préhistoire et de la recherche archéologique — SAMRA, 2017, pp.257-266. ⟨halshs-02298810⟩



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