Dario Sigari

Dario Sigari
TRACES (UMR 5608)

PhD Quaternary and Prehistory

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October 2009 - March 2018
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Position
  • PhD
Education
November 2009 - July 2012
University of Ferrara
Field of study
  • Prehistory

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Publications (53)
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Because of their inherent symbolic significance, personal ornaments gained a key role in the scientific debate regarding the emergence and evolution of symbolic behaviour; the presumed Acheulean beads discovered in the nineteenth century in northern Europe’s sites are considered crucial evidence of this. The fossils of the sponge Porosphaera globul...
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Grotta Romanelli è una cavità carsica localizzata nel sud-est della Puglia nel comune di Castro (Lecce), inserito nel Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto S.M. di Leuca - Bosco di Tricase. In questa area sono presenti numerose grotte, i cui depositi rappresentano un esteso archivio di dati paleontologici, archeologici e paleoclimatici . Grotta Ro...
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Grotta Romanelli, a key site for prehistoric studies in Italy, is located on the Adriatic coast of southern Apulia near Castro (LE). Discovered in 1871, its deposits were the subject of extensive studies from the early twentieth century until the 1970s. Since then the field activities were suspended until 2015, when a new excavation campaign was st...
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Grotta Romanelli is a coastal cave inhabited by humans since the Middle Pleistocene and considered a symbol of the Palaeolithic period in Europe. The site, facing the Ionian Sea, is located in the administrative territory of the Castro (Lecce) municipality, at the south-eastern extremity of Apulia.This area, also known as Salentine Peninsula, docum...
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Grotta Romanelli can be counted among the most interesting sites for the late Upper Palaeolithic of the Mediterranean area, since returned a consistent record of lithic artefacts, faunal remains, mobiliary and parietal art, and human fossils which represent the least-known materials from the context. The resumption of the investigations in 2015, af...
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This communication presents the results of fieldwork and analyses carried out by the Gilf Kebir Archaeological and Conservation Project in the framework of the Italian-Egyptian Environmental Cooperation. In 2010 a programme of conservation of the caves with prehistoric rock art located along Wadi Sura, Gilf Kebir Plateau (Egypt) was launched. Here...
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[ENG] The paper shows how methodology of graphic relief applied to rock art can also be applied to other fields of archaeological and artistic documentation. Methods of survey, cataloging and reading of the signs present on the plasters of three sites in Tivoli (Villa d’Este, Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore and Villa Adriana) are explained. The autho...
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The Romanelli Cave in south-east Italy is an important reference point for the so-called ‘Mediterranean province’ of European Upper Palaeolithic art. Yet, the site has only recently been subject to a systematic investigation of its parietal and portable art. Starting in 2016, a project has recorded the cave's interior, discovering new parietal art....
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In occasione della dismissione del Museo Civico di Luino (VA) e della nuova catalogazione del materiale esposto per l'inclusione nelle collezioni del Museo di Clivio (VA), la Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Como, Lecco, Monza Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese ha voluto analizzare un frammento osseo esposto, sul qu...
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Uno dei temi peculiari dell’arte rupestre della Valcamonica è senza dubbio quello dei cervi. Le due più antiche raffigurazioni di cervo risalgono alla fine del Pleistocene, mentre sono frequenti quelle presenti sulle stele dell’età del Rame, e ancora di più quelle relative all’età del Ferro. Il progetto Cer.Val., sostenuto dal Gruppo Terre Alte del...
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This paper presents the results of a recent systematic review of the zoomorphic figures of the Romito shelter, a key site for Upper Palaeolithic rock art and one of the best‐preserved in Europe. The research led to the discovery of two new animal figures and re‐examines the chronology of the rock art evidence and the chrono‐stylistic data. The zoom...
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Nel parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto Santa Maria di Leuca - Bosco di Tricase sono presenti cavità carsiche che rappresentano preziosi archivi naturali dei cambiamenti climatici avvenuti nel corso del Quaternario e dell ' antica presenza umana sul territorio. Tra queste cavità, Grotta Romanelli ha attirato l' attenzione degli studiosi sin dall...
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Como ya recogimos en la editorial de la propuesta monográfica de este número, Arqueología y Trabajo, en esta sección pretendemos reflexionar, no sólo acerca de las relaciones laborales y su materialización en términos materiales, sino también, sobre la realidad socio-laboral en la Arqueología del presente. Este trabajo, realizado desde el Comité Ed...
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https://www.openprehistory.org/prodotto/piu-preistoria-arte-rupestre
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Caves as geosites structurally illustrate the strict dependence of human occupation on geological and geomorphological processes, playing a crucial role in the development of human civilisation. Grotta Romanelli embodies such a kind of geosite, being a coastal cave occupied by humans since the Middle Pleistocene and considered a symbol of the Palae...
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During the last ten years, new Palaeolithic rock art sites have been discovered and important reviews of already known sites have been carried out. We are now called to rethink and reframe this heritage in the light of the latest investigations. Two new visions are marking the new research perspectives: a) the “beyond its territory” approach and b)...
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Within the extensive area stretching from Egypt to Iran (and the associated regions), rock art represents several traditions which exhibit remarkable chronological sequences spanning from the last phases of the Paleolithic until the modern era. The body of associated rock art research in these regions is comparatively small and the number of ongoin...
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Grotta Romanelli, located on the Adriatic coast of southern Apulia (Italy), is considered a key site for the Mediterranean Pleistocene for its archaeological and palaeontological contents. The site, discovered in 1874, was re-evaluated only in 1900, when P. E. Stasi realised that it contained the first evidence of the Palaeolithic in Italy. Startin...
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A brief explanation of the methodologies adopted in the study of Palaeolithic rock art in the Italian Peninsula
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The site of Pire Mazar Balandar (or PMB001) is located near the village of Balandar in the Khorasan region of north-eastern Iran (33°09′37.64′′N, 59°29′52′′E; Figure 1). It consists of an outcrop of volcanic rock on a mountain peak (1532m asl) on the north-eastern side of the Binaloud range, above the city of Mashhad (Figure 2).
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Boat engravings represent one of the most recurrent and characteristic themes in Gobustan rock art. From a stylistic point of view informed by preliminary studies, it seems that boat figures have been engraved over a long span of time, suggesting the importance of the aquatic environment of the past. Today Gobustan is a semi-desert region facing th...
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In the paper, rocks 119 and 6, respectively located in the sites of Vite-Bial do le Scal and La Bosca (Paspardo, Bs), are analysed. These rocks were recorded between 2012 and 2015, during the Rock art and Archaeology Fieldwork and Fieldschool. Rock 119 presents two engraved areas. Four warriors pertain to sector A, whereas in sector B are situated...
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Recent researches, coordinated by the University of Ferrara, have led the identification of a rock shelter with rock art, including scratchings and black paintings, signalled by Mr. Lastoria in Spring 2011. The site is nearby the village of Civitanova del Sannio, in Molise, close to a transhumance path, the tratturo Lucera-Castel di Sangro. All the...

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Palaeoenvironmental and Palaeoclimate reconstruction with multidisciplinary approach of Romanelli Cave
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Il progetto “Cer.Val.” ha come finalità quello di indagare, a livello archeologico-rupestre, etnografico e naturalistico i cervidi in Valcamonica, rappresentando una parte del più ampio progetto “Vivere con l’arte rupestre. Percorso etnoarcheologico sulla relazione tra arte rupestre e popolazione locale in Valcamonica”. I cervidi sono uno dei soggetti maggiormente raffigurati nell’arte rupestre camuna. A grandi dimensioni in stile naturalistico tra la fine del Pleistocene-inizio Olocene, in serie quasi standardizzate durante l’età del Rame, in scene di caccia, cavalcatura e/o duello nell’età del Ferro, le incisioni di cervidi accompagnano, a fasi alterne (non compaiono nel registro rupestre del Neolitico e dell’età del Bronzo), la lunga cronologia insediativa della Valcamonica. Raccontano di ambienti mutevoli, scomparsi e di una relazione forte e costante tra gruppi umani e questi animali. “Cer.Val.” mira ad analizzare la presenza dei cervidi in Valcamonica come indicatori di cambiamenti climatici e culturali, sviluppando, in collaborazione con la popolazione e gli enti locali, una conoscenza condivisa e diffusa del patrimonio archeologico (in quello dell’arte rupestre preistorica) e naturalistico, favorendo la partecipazione, l’interesse e il contributo dei cittadini, e valorizzando e consolidando quelle buone pratiche per un lavoro sinergico e proficuo tra i soggetti coinvolti. La sua multidisciplinarietà traccia il percorso per la comprensione globale delle relazioni e le dinamiche esistenti tra gli abitanti della Valcamonica e i cervidi in funzione dei cambiamenti climatico-ambientali, dei relativi adattamenti, e dell’appropriazione simbolica nel patrimonio culturale locale.