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Plaquette 146 from Gönnersdorf. This plaquetted features parts of a mammoth outlined in black, with its striated coat, and a horse (in orange) “walking” towards the right with only its back half remaining intact. Again here, the orange could stimulate ochre staining, the black potentially charcoal pigmentation. Sadly, no evidence of such staining inside the engravings have been discovered to date.
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Our aim is to understand the visual and haptic roles that engraved “art” plaquettes played in household environments during the Upper Palaeolithic.
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