IRAC 98 - Penascosa (Ca Park) visit     (European Rock Art)
IRAC 98, Vila Real (Portugal), International Rock-Art Congress, sept. 1998
Gavrinis engraved slab


Rock art, great site!
The Penascosa site is very important in the Côa Park (see more in TRACCE Online Bulletin #5), surely one of the most exciting. The best place to to find a contact with the Prehistoric Art. The area remains quite untouched, not beeing affected by the negative impact of the Pocinho Dam. The engraved panels border a quiet Côa river, like watching the animals while they were watering. In a very close site Palaeolithic material (Magdalenian stone tools) has been found. Horses and cows, Pyrenaic goats and scratched deers show a clear series of superimpositions. Not far, the Quinta de Ervamoira is a beautiful farm producing one of the best Porto Wines.

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Ervamoira

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Rock 3

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Horses (R.4)

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Horse (R.6)

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Rock 8

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Auroch (R. 3)

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Capra Pyr. (R.5)

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Deer (R. 10)

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Auroch (R. 3)

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Muzzle (R. 3)

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White Porto wine

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