CAN WE STILL HEAR THE CRO-MAGNON MAN?
This paper is an essay to connect with the Stone Age coastal hunters who sheltered 28,000 years ago in the caves of today’s Italian Mediterranean Sea shore cliffs. We have focused on the archaeological Gravettian layer in the Cavillon cave from Grimaldi occupied by Cro-Magnons (informal name for Anatomically Modern Humans of the European Upper Paleolithic), which demonstrates the technical skills of the phase. Cro-Magnons, like Neanderthals, were seasonally nomadic; however, the diversity of the resources exploited within the territory along the Grimaldi sea coast suggests a longer-term site within which a complex symbolic culture developed.
Key words: Culture, Archaeology, Anthropology, Prehistory, Society, Art, Mortuary sciences