Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

Cave paintings is a topic of perennial curiosity between archaeologists. till lately it was once assumed that it was once mostly constrained to southern France and northerly Iberia, even though lately new discoveries have proven that it initially had a wider distribution. the invention in 2003 of the UK's first examples of cave paintings, in caves at Creswell Crags at the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, was once the main stunning representation of this. The discoverers (the editors of the ebook) introduced jointly in 2004 a couple of Palaeolithic archaeologists and rock artwork experts from internationally to check the Creswell artwork and debate its importance, and its similarities and contrasts with modern past due Pleistocene ("Ice Age") artwork at the Continent. This comprehensively illustrated e-book offers the Creswell artwork itself, the archaeology of the caves and the area, and the broader context of the higher Palaeolithic period in Britain, in addition to a few updated experiences of Palaeolithic cave paintings in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy which serve to contextualize the British examples.

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