This magazine is born in order to promote the knowledge of the art of the Ancient Age of the Stone, that is of the Paleolithic. The origin of the art as all knows is in the Paleolithic, but the first art is not constituted by the paintings of animals in the caves, neither by the small feminine sculptures said Venuses, as we read in schoolbooks. These forms of art derive from other more ancient forms, which have been produced by men more ancient than Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis.

To interpret the meaning of Paleolithic art, we will use all scientific disciplines that directly or indirectly concern it: protohistoric, historical and ethnographic parallelisms; paleoanthropology, paleopsychology, and so on. In this magazine, art from prehistory to the present day will cross all continents.

The decision to give life to this magazine originates because time is mature to do it.
In part of the lower and middle Paleolithic, but also in the upper Paleolithic, the discoveries of these intriguing sculptures in stone are in continuous increase. From the Hominids to the archaic Homo Sapiens, to the Neanderthalians, to Homo Sapiens Sapiens there has been a continuous production of art, but limited is still the engagement of many paleoethnologists and paleoanthropologists, both in the search, and in the interpretation, and consequently the information is still scarce, because these discoveries are not present in the scholastic texts, and not even in those of middle culture.

I hope that there will be, by scholars and amateurs, a collaboration for being possible to enrich the magazine of news, so that the art of the origins, and of all the Paleolithic, can enter more in our culture.

Licia Filingeri (Editor)
Genova, 2000, december 24

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