"Liguria Paleolithic Art Magazine" has changed its name to
The name "Liguria" no longer appears, because the scientific focus has expanded.

Three years ago, when Liguria Paleolithic Art Magazine was founded, the prevailing orientation was to introduce the sculpture of the lower and middle Paleolithic in Liguria*.
From then to today, gradually, the published researches have been set on the evolution of the sculpture beginning from the lower and middle Paleolithic, in VERTICAL SENSE, until the sculptures of the successive prehistoric and historical periods all over the world.

This year, with the birth of the "science of the art", the PALEOARTEOLOGY, will begin the publications of the researches in HORIZONTAL SENSE, that is there will be also some analysis of different artistic civilizations, existing at the same time in different territories, therefore Paleolithic Art Magazine develops, opening itself also to the painting, to the graffiti on rock, and to every other form of art, that until today was excluded.

*LIGURIA ( short historical-geographical note for those who read us from other continents.
Liguria, defined by the Genoese Nobel Prize for poetry Eugenio Montale "a delirium of sea", whose "thirsty gardens", spotted with olive and cypress trees, open courageously on "cloisters of cliffs", is a small region of northern Italy closed behind by mountains, on the border with France.
Genoa, where Paleolithic Art Magazine has its seat, is the capital of Liguria.
Liguria, together with France, is the "homelan"d" of prehistoric art. The first excavations were made at Balzi Rossi Caves under the auspices of the Principality of Monaco from 1846 to 1892, where the first paleolithic female statuettes, called "Venuses", were found.
This region is rich in caves with remains of prehistoric man, and important are its prehistoric rock sculptures, such as the Colossus of Borzone, the Great Couple of Tiglieto, and the anthropomorphic menhir of Tremonti, La Spezia.

Licia Filingeri Editor

Genova, 2002 , August 7



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