Produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the open-air Palaeolithic art of Portugal’s Côa Valley becoming a World Heritage site, this beautiful book comprises numerous fantastic colour photos (mostly taken at night) and equally remarkable colour tracings of hundreds of figures, not only from the Côa Valley but also from the ever-growing list of similar (but far less important) sites in other parts of Portugal. Both text and illustrations make this an authoritative and indispensable account, since Baptista has been in charge of documenting this art from the beginning. He and his team are among the finest recorders of rock art in the world, as this book demonstrates admirably.
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