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Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

Cave artwork is a topic of perennial curiosity between archaeologists. until eventually lately it was once assumed that it was once mostly constrained to southern France and northern Iberia, even if lately new discoveries have confirmed that it initially had a wider distribution. the invention in 2003 of the UK's first examples of cave artwork, in caves at Creswell Crags at the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, used to be the main striking representation of this. The discoverers (the editors of the booklet) introduced jointly in 2004 a few Palaeolithic archaeologists and rock paintings experts from internationally to check the Creswell artwork and debate its value, and its similarities and contrasts with modern overdue Pleistocene ("Ice Age") paintings at the Continent. This comprehensively illustrated ebook provides the Creswell paintings itself, the archaeology of the caves and the sector, and the broader context of the higher Palaeolithic period in Britain, in addition to a few up to date reports of Palaeolithic cave paintings in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy which serve to contextualize the British examples.

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