Fieldnotes: Short Articles and Field Reports

The Dolmen at Monticello near Finale Ligure (Western Liguria, Italy)
July 9, 2011 | by Alfredo Pirondini

The attachment is an article with comments on a dolmen finding with petroglyphs in the Finalese Area (Western Liguria).

Until a few years ago, such artifacts were attributed, though with reservations - along with other similar products, especially in the area of the Finale (just mention the menhirs and dolmens of Verezzi) - to a recent rural activity. This work, supported by a consolidated bibliography, also shows that the megalithic findings in Italy, unlike the transalpine regions (north-western and island species), could be explained by the increased turnover of civilization over time, that would radically transformed the appearance of the area, resulting in the loss of many of these artifacts.

Author: Alfredo Pirondini - E-mail: mpwpir@gmail.com