Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

Cave artwork is a topic of perennial curiosity between archaeologists. till lately it used to be assumed that it used to be mostly constrained to southern France and northern Iberia, even supposing lately new discoveries have validated that it initially had a much broader 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 spectacular representation of this. The discoverers (the editors of the e-book) introduced jointly in 2004 a few Palaeolithic archaeologists and rock artwork experts from the world over to check the Creswell paintings 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 quarter, and the broader context of the higher Palaeolithic period in Britain, in addition to a couple of up to date stories of Palaeolithic cave paintings in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy which serve to contextualize the British examples.

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