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Cayetano Herrero pronounce the first conference about the petroglyphs in the locality given (22/02/2013)

Continuing with the activities of the cultural agenda and within the activities under the activities under the Municipal Library in Thursday afternoon was held for the first time, a conference about the petroglyphs of the municipality of Jumilla, in charge Cayetano Herrero, Director of the Museum of Ethnography and Natural Sciences.

The Councillor of Culture, Maria Dolores Fernandez, wanted to welcome attendees to this conference and thank the rapporteur for his ongoing collaboration with the Department and with the Museum, Jose Luis Gonzalez was on hand to present Cayetano Herrero.

As stated by the rapporteur, in recent years have been studying these petroglyphs, which are taxed in the stone, found in our municipality, and they also come as appearing in municipalities near Yecla and Cieza.

In some years now, and following a few studies have succeeded collected over 100 petroglyphs, carvings that were made in the rocks and rills based cups.

Each of these petroglyphs found has a different purpose, some for the purpose of religious worship, worship of water, such as maps, to promote water reserves, and some of them, their meaning is still unknown, according to Cayetano said.

The petroglyphs that prevail among those found in our municipality are water-related.

The petroglyphs are in the Neolithic and Bronze Age when they are most rampant, "very interesting pieces from the museum point of view from which we should be proud to have so many samples, with varied motives and profits," said Smith.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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