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La Tomba ipogeica di Badde de Janas (Putifigari, Sardegna): una nuova domus de janas con riproduzione del tetto

Melis, Paolo (2009) La Tomba ipogeica di Badde de Janas (Putifigari, Sardegna): una nuova domus de janas con riproduzione del tetto. Cuadernos de prehistoria de la Universidad de Granada, Vol. 19 , p. 327-337. ISSN 0211-3228. Article.

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Abstract

This paper presents a new Sardinian neolithic rock-cut tomb of domus de janas type that shows, in the main room, the reproduction of a double-pitched roof, as imitation of a dwelling. The reproduction is realistic in style, completely painted of red, and can be related to the nearest Painted Tomb of S’Incantu in the same Putifigari area. It is discussed on the meaning of such decorations inside rock-cut tombs that reproduce rooms of rectangular plan. However, no sure traces of rectangular huts were found in neolithic dwellings of Sardinia, except the discussed case of Serra Linta (Sedilo). Author thinks that it’s more probable that the reproductions of rectangular houses with double-pitched roof, inside domus de janas, rather represent a cult building, like the famous “Red Temple” one that it was built in the top surface of Monte d’Accoddi altar, near Sassari.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5282
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rock-cut tombs, neolithic age, Sardinia, funerary rituals, symbology
Subjects:Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-ANT/01 Preistoria e protostoria
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Storia
Publisher:Universidad de Granada
ISSN:0211-3228
Publisher Policy:Depositato per gentile concessione dell'Editore
Deposited On:04 Jan 2011 12:47

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