Palaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags in European context
A comprehensive and fully illustrated study, by an international team of experts, of the first British examples of cave art, discovered at Creswell Crags on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border in 2003. This important discovery is contextualized by comparative, up-to-date studies of European cave art, from Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy.
Print Book, English, 2007
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007
xv, 292 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
1. Prologue ; 2. The historical background to the discovery of cave art at Creswell Crags ; 3. The Palaeolithic rock art of Creswell Crags: prelude to a systematic study ; 4. Verification of the age of the Palaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags ; 5. 3D laser scanning at Church Hole, Creswell Crags ; 6. Zoological perspectives on the Late Glacial ; 7. Cave archaeology and palaeontology in the Creswell region ; 8. The Stone Age archaeology of Church Hole, Creswell Crags ; 9. Cultural context and form of some of the Creswell images: an interpretative model ; 10. The engravings of Gouy: France's northernmost decorated cave ; 11. Palaeolithic art in isolation: the case of Sicily and Sardinia ; 12. The horse in the Palaeolithic parietal art of the Quercy: outline of a stylistic study ; 13. A topographical approach to parietal figures: the monumental sculptures of the Roc-aux-Sorciers (Vienne, France) ; 14. Dating Magdalenian art in North Spain: the current situation ; 15. Rock art and the Coa Valley Archaeological Park: a case study in the preservation of Portugal's prehistoric rupestral heritage ; 16. Rewriting the history books: the Magdalenian art of Creswell Crags