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The volume 'The schematic paintings Riquelme coat' is included in the collection of the Center for the Study of Prehistoric and Rock Art and has enjoyed the cooperation of Red Eléctrica of Spain (28/02/2013)

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, accompanied by the mayor of Jumilla, Enrique Jimenez, and the regional delegate of Red Eléctrica of Spain in Murcia, Maite Vela, today the book 'The schematic paintings Riquelme coat.

Jumilla ', published by the Ministry under the patronage of Electrical and participation of the City.

This publication, which is within the casebook Studies Center and Prehistoric Rock Art of the Region of Murcia (CEPAR) under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, includes the study of rock art figures schematic style approximately 6,000 years old found in the coat Riquelme, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco.

The Minister stressed that this is "one of the best publications in the Spanish scientist of recent times", to which he added, "is a captivating study, even for what they are experts."

The uniqueness of this resort has a dual expression: first, the uniqueness of a coat that contains numerous photographs formed the basis of points in two colors (red and black) in the area of ​​the Mediterranean coast, and on the other, treatment comprehensive approaches which work from discovery through the adoption of the necessary physical accessibility and wealth transfer.

The paper, authored by Antonio Javier Medina Ruiz, Francisco Javier Martínez, Emiliano Hernandez, Manuel Lopez and Miguel St. Nicholas, is the continuation of the project of the monographs of Prehistory and Art Studies Center and Prehistoric Rock Art that regularly publishes Rock Art Papers.

The work is the result of multidisciplinary work under the scope of the Center for the Study of Prehistoric Rock Art and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, addresses the complete cycle of an intervention of this nature: documentation, research, preservation and dissemination.

This has led to a study of the latest techniques and procedures and effective, with analytics that do not require direct contact with the pigment and, with the help of Red Eléctrica, placing a protective fence system adapted to the shelter, which has avoided an altered landscape.

In addition, they have taken the necessary measures to prevent the potential negative impact of forest fires.

Cave paintings Riquelme coat

The cave paintings were discovered Riquelme coat in November 2009, during the updating of the archaeological map of the Region of Murcia, which has involved a thorough review of archaeological Murcia and a new territorial and interpretive reading of numerous archaeological sites.

Given the peculiarity of these paintings and their high risk of extinction for the poor condition, raised its priorities oriented documentation and protection efforts that have culminated in the fencing of the cavity and the edition of the paper presented today.

The coat Riquelme is located in the area southeast of the municipality of Jumilla, in the area of ​​the Rambla de la Raja, a natural pass between the Vega Alta del Río Segura and Vinalopó.

It has an area of ​​approximately 10 square meters and in this cavity, have documented a total of 48 figures distributed throughout the coat.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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