Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context [NOOK Book]

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Cave art is a subject of perennial interest among archaeologists. Until recently it was assumed that it was largely restricted to southern France and northern Iberia, although in recent years new discoveries have demonstrated that it originally had a much wider distribution. The discovery in 2003 of the UK's first examples of cave art, in two caves at Creswell Crags on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, was the most surprising illustration of this. The discoverers (the editors of the book) brought together in...

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Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

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Overview

Cave art is a subject of perennial interest among archaeologists. Until recently it was assumed that it was largely restricted to southern France and northern Iberia, although in recent years new discoveries have demonstrated that it originally had a much wider distribution. The discovery in 2003 of the UK's first examples of cave art, in two caves at Creswell Crags on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, was the most surprising illustration of this. The discoverers (the editors of the book) brought together in 2004 a number of Palaeolithic archaeologists and rock art specialists from across the world to study the Creswell art and debate its significance, and its similarities and contrasts with contemporary Late Pleistocene ("Ice Age") art on the Continent. This comprehensively illustrated book presents the Creswell art itself, the archaeology of the caves and the region, and the wider context of the Upper Palaeolithic era in Britain, as well as a number of up-to-date studies of Palaeolithic cave art in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy which serve to contextualize the British examples.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191538407
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Pettitt is Lecturer in Human Origins, University of Sheffield. Paul Bahn is an independent researcher. Sergio Ripoll is Lecturer in Archaeology at the Spanish Open University (UNED) in Madrid.

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Table of Contents

1. Prologue, Paul Pettitt
2. The historical background to the discovery of cave art at Creswell Crags, Paul Bahn
3. The Palaeolithic rock art of Creswell Crags: prelude to a systematic study, Sergio Ripoll and Francisco J. Munoz
4. Verification of the age of the Palaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags, Alistair W. G. Pike, Mabs Gilmour, and Paul Pettitt
5. 3D laser scanning at Church Hole, Creswell Crags, Alistair Carty
6. Zoological perspectives on the Late Glacial, D. W. Yalden
7. Cave archaeology and palaeontology in the Creswell region, Andrew T. Chamberlain
8. The Stone Age archaeology of Church Hole, Creswell Crags, R. M. Jacobi
9. Cultural context and form of some of the Creswell images: an interpretative model, Paul Pettitt
10. The engravings of Gouy: France's northernmost decorated cave, Yves Martin
11. Palaeolithic art in isolation: the case of Sicily and Sardinia, Margherita Mussi
12. The horse in the Palaeolithic parietal art of the Quercy: outline of a stylistic study, Michel Lorblanchet
13. A topographical approach to parietal figures: the monumental sculptures of the Roc-aux-Sorciers (Vienne, France), Genevieve Pincon
14. Dating Magdalenian art in North Spain: the current situation, Cesar Gonzalez Sainz
15. Rock art and the Coa Valley Archaeological Park: a case study in the preservation of Portugal's prehistoric rupestral heritage, Antonio Martinho Baptista and Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes
16. Rewriting the history books: the Magdalenian art of Creswell Crags, Claire Fisher and Rob Dinnis

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