Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

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

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