Witness of an archaic culture
The stele located a few meters away from the mule track, near the junction between the villages of Novelli and Revelli. This 3 m long stone resting on the ground has been identified by Dr. Gabriella Stabile Re as an anthropomorphic aniconic stele: it has human features but without incisions or decorations. Nowadays it’s inserted in a small terrace, likely to be reused in recent times. Unique example of its type in Liguria, it is quite similar to those found in Valle d’Aosta in the megalithic area of Saint Martin de Corléans, frequented since the Neolithic period.
The stele was discovered by Dr. Gabriella Stabile Re during an inspection, organized after a 2013 report to the Sopraintendenza by the architect Renato Fenoglio, who indicated the presence of numerous monoliths in an area above the town of Tavole, some clearly visible at the intersection of the mule tracks leading to Novelli and Revelli.
Fonte: LIGURES Rivista di Archeologia, Storia, Arte e Cultura Ligure 12-13, Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri Bordighera 2014-2015
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, Immagini di Nicola Ferrarese