Pike, A. W G., Gilmour, M., Pettitt, P. B., Jacobi, R. M., Ripoll, S., Bahn, P. G. and Muñoz, F. (2005). Verification of the age of the Palaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags, UK. J Archaeol Sci 32 (11). Vol 32(11), pp. 1649-1655.

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Verification of the age of the Palaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags, UK
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J Archaeol Sci 32 (11)
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Journal of Archaeological Science
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32 (11)
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1649 - 1655
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Engravings representing Britain's first apparently Pleistocene cave art were discovered in Church Hole and Robin Hood caves, Creswell Crags. Representations of a deer, highly stylised females or birds and vulvae were engraved into the bedrock, and in some cases had been covered with a thin layer of flowstone. In the absence of radiocarbon datable pigments, uranium-series disequilibrium dating was undertaken on these flowstones to provide minimum ages for the engravings. The authors show that the oldest motif was carved earlier than 12,800 years ago which is consistent with radiocarbon dates for the Late Upper Palaeolithic archaeology at Creswell Crags, thus demonstrating the authenticity of the engravings and showing them to be the oldest known examples in Britain.
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Alistair W G Pike
Mabs Gilmour
Paul B Pettitt ORCID icon
Roger M Jacobi
Sergio Ripoll
Paul G Bahn
Francisco Muñoz
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2005
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Britains (Auto Detected Subject))
Radiocarbon Datable Pigments Uraniumseries Disequilibrium (Auto Detected Subject))
Pleistocene (Auto Detected Temporal)
Palaeolithic (MIDAS)
Cave (Auto Detected Subject))
Upper Palaeolithic (MIDAS)
Cave Art (Auto Detected Subject))
Church Hole (Auto Detected Subject))
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URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403
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03 Mar 2006