Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context by Paul PettittPalaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context by Paul Pettitt

Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

EditorPaul Pettitt, Paul Bahn, Sergio Ripoll

Hardcover | April 29, 2007

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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 in2003 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 fromacross 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 thewider 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.
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.
Title:Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European ContextFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:April 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019929917X

ISBN - 13:9780199299171


Table of Contents

1. Paul Pettitt: Prologue2. Paul Bahn: The historical background to the discovery of cave art at Creswell Crags3. Sergio Ripoll and Francisco J. Munoz: The Palaeolithic rock art of Creswell Crags: prelude to a systematic study4. Alistair W. G. Pike, Mabs Gilmour, and Paul Pettitt: Verification of the age of the Palaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags5. Alistair Carty: 3D laser scanning at Church Hole, Creswell Crags6. D. W. Yalden: Zoological perspectives on the Late Glacial7. Andrew T. Chamberlain: Cave archaeology and palaeontology in the Creswell region8. R. M. Jacobi: The Stone Age archaeology of Church Hole, Creswell Crags9. Paul Pettitt: Cultural context and form of some of the Creswell images: an interpretative model10. Yves Martin: The engravings of Gouy: France's northernmost decorated cave11. Margherita Mussi: Palaeolithic art in isolation: the case of Sicily and Sardinia12. Michel Lorblanchet: The horse in the Palaeolithic parietal art of the Quercy: outline of a stylistic study13. Genevieve Pincon: A topographical approach to parietal figures: the monumental sculptures of the Roc-aux-Sorciers (Vienne, France)14. Cesar Gonzalez Sainz: Dating Magdalenian art in North Spain: the current situation15. Antonio Martinho Baptista and Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes: Rock art and the Coa Valley Archaeological Park: a case study in the preservation of Portugal's prehistoric rupestral heritage16. Claire Fisher and Rob Dinnis: Rewriting the history books: the Magdalenian art of Creswell Crags