Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia

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Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia is part of the Tentative list of Italy in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Karstic Caves in Prehistoric Apulia are three caves that are important from an archaeological viewpoint. Both Grotta Romanelli (Castro) and Grotta delle Veneri at Parabita were inhabited during the Palaeolithic Age. In Grotta Romanelli bone tools and limestone stones with naturalistic engravings or geometric shapes have been found, while two small-sized female figurines carved in bone from the Upper Paleolithic have been found in the Grotta della Veneri. The Grotta dei Cervi contains the largest as well as the most important set of paintings from the European Neolithic period.

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Full Name
Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia
Country
Italy
Added
2006
Type
Cultural
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2006 Added to Tentative List

The site has 3 locations

Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia: Grotta Romanelli (T)
Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia: Grotta delle Veneri (T)
Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia: Grotta dei Cervi (T)

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