Rock art

Abrigos de Barranco de Gibert I y II


Mosqueruela (Gúdar-Javalambre, Teruel)


The Gibert ravine rock shelters I and II were discovered in 1994, forming part of the corpus of Aragonese rock formations declared World Heritage as part of the ARAMPI sites. The first of the shelters contains up to 17 motifs or pictorial remains identified as Levantine, although typical of later phases of development. The panel is in a small hollow with a very irregular surface. In recent years, a new study and documentation of the site has been carried out, which has made it possible to make some more specific interpretations and definitions of motifs, such as the composition that appears to show a confrontation between two human groups. The central figure in the rock shelter (and of the scene itself) stands out: a stylised but well-proportioned archer in a dynamic position, with a loaded bow and a headdress with antennae which distinguishes him from the other figures.

The Gibert ravine shelter II, about 60 m from the first one, has only two linear remains painted in red, in a relatively hidden area of the medium and high above the ground.


Royo, J.I., Gómez, F., Rey, J. 1997. Noticia preliminar sobre dos nuevos abrigos con arte rupestre en el Barranco de Gibert (Mosqueruela, Teruel). Arqueología Aragonesa 1994: 25-33.

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