Principal researcher: Olivia Rivero
The Domingo García site is one of the most important outdoor Paleolithic art ensamble on the Iberian Peninsula. It is divided into eight groups and it was studied by E. Ripoll and L. J. Municio with others collaborators (1999). The interest of the site, in terms of Paleolithic engravings, is clearly evident in the monograph published by these authors, although the methodologies for studying rock art have experienced exponential growth in recent years. The incorporation of new restitution technologies, as well as Geographic Information Systems, mean a significant advance in terms of documentation, dissemination and evaluation of the rock ensembles conservation.
The project aim is to carry out a first approach to the Domingo García site, trying to identify new Paleolithic engraved motifs and the restitution and analysis of those already known, mainly at Cerro de San Isidro, using current methodologies (close-range photogrammetry, technical analysis of the engraving and elaboration of a GIS). These objectives will be increased in sucessive campaigns depending on the results obtained.
The study carried out at the Cerro de San Isidro site has allowed us, on the one hand, to expand and standardize the current information, and on the other hand, to document the supports, panels and artistic motifs using photogrammetric restitution techniques. This documentation is the basis for make a synthesis on the characteristics of the deposit, both from a technical and formal point of view and with respect to its chronology and the possible phases of its execution. Also, the actual documentation of the art has been complemented with the elaboration of a GIS aimed to known the site according to its location and its geographical and orographic characteristics.