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122 pages

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Published Mar 2012

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781905739509

Digital: 9781784910808

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Beyond the Ice: Creswell Crags and its place in a wider European context

By Matthew Beresford

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Since the discovery of Britains first Ice Age cave art in 2003, the site of Creswell Crags has gained international recognition as one of Britains leading Palaeolithic sites. This accessible volume explores the history of research on the site and draws together and interprets the findings, paying particular attention to the cave art.



Introduction ;
Chapter One: Antiquarian interest & early fieldwork ;
Chapter Two: Armstrong’s research and interpretations ;
Chapter Three: Discovery of the rock art at Church Hole Cave, Creswell Crags and its wider implications ;
Chapter Four: Challenging the Creswellian: The way forward ;
Chapter Five: The development of Creswell as a heritage site: a 21st century perspective ;
Chapter Six: Neanderthals and Moderns: the search for Creswell Man ;
Chapter Seven: Final Remarks ;
Chapter Eight: Conclusion ;
Appendix ;