Mas d'en Josep

Mas d'en Josep

(6000ac-4000ac)

This 40m long rock shelter has 25 pictographs preserved (c. 6000 BC - 4000 BC). Color and stylistic differences indicates that these figures were painted over more than one pictoral stage. All these paintings are thematically and stylisticly connected to the remainder rock art sites at La Valltorta Gorge. Three panels can be differentiated. In sector 1 there are a wild boar hunting scene, in which an archer running with the legs opened in 180º is chasing a wild boar. Other remarkable pictographs are a bull head and an antropomorph climbing a tree or a cliff.

Visit Plan

Daily guided visits are organized by Museum of Valltorta, at 10:00 AM. Additional information in: Museum of Valltorta, Pla de l'Hom, s/n, 12179 Tírig, Castellón. Phone: 964 33 60 10.

How to Arrive

To arrive to the Museum of Valltorta, from Tírig take CV-130 road towards Albocàsser. Take CV-131 road in the second exit at a roundabout towards Les Coves de Vinromà. After around 700 m take a right turn towards the Museum.

Visitable

Yes

Difficulty

Moderate

Graphic documentation

Landscape from Mas d'en Josep
Title:  Landscape from Mas d'en Josep
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
Panoramic view of Valltorta Gorge from Mas d'en Josep. Other rock art sites like Coves de la Saltadora and Cova Gran del Puntal can be seen from here.
3D model of left sector of Mas d'en Josep, panel 1.
Title:  3D model of left sector of Mas d'en Josep, panel 1.
Technique:  Photogrammetry
Description:
Photogrammetric 3D detail model of panel 1 of Mas d'en Josep.
3D model of right hand area of Mas d'en Josep.
Title:  3D model of right hand area of Mas d'en Josep.
Technique:  Photogrammetry
Description:
Photogrammetric 3D model of the entire right hand area of Mas d'en Josep.
3D model of the left hand area of Mas d'en Josep.
Title:  3D model of the left hand area of Mas d'en Josep.
Technique:  Photogrammetry
Description:
Photogrametric 3D model of the entire left hand area of Mas d'en Josep (including panel 1).
3D model of right hand panel of Mas d'en Josep.
Title:  3D model of right hand panel of Mas d'en Josep.
Technique:  Photogrammetry
Description:
Photogrammetric 3D detail model of right hand panel of Mas d'en Josep.
Left sector, panel 1 of Mas d'en Josep, real color.
Title:  Left sector, panel 1 of Mas d'en Josep, real color.
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
There are 13 Levantine style motifs in this panel with different preservation levels. A head of a bovid is one of the most easily visible figure of the panel. A slender archer firing his bow to a male wild boar, other archer with similar stylistic features is climbing a tree, and a bigger archer running should be highlighted as well.
Right hand area of Mas d'en Josep, real color.
Title:  Right hand area of Mas d'en Josep, real color.
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
An interesting hunting scene of a pair of stags is preserved in this area of Mas d'en Josep. Both stags with large antlers are running to escape of a slender archer that is trying to catch them. At least another archer was painted in this area, but just one leg is currently preserved.
Left sector, panel 1 of Mas d'en Josep, false color.
Title:  Left sector, panel 1 of Mas d'en Josep, false color.
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
Gigapixel image of the panel 1 of Mas d'en Josep, enhanced by DStretch software to improve visibility of paintings.
Right hand area of Mas d'en Josep, false color.
Title:  Right hand area of Mas d'en Josep, false color.
Technique:  Gigapixel panoramic imaging
Description:
Gigapixel image of the right hand area of Mas d'en Josep, enhanced by DStretch software to improve visibility of paintings.
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