By Paul Bahn, Paul Pettitt, Sergio Ripoll
Cave artwork is a topic of perennial curiosity between archaeologists. till lately it used to be assumed that it was once principally constrained to southern France and northerly Iberia, even supposing in recent times new discoveries have confirmed that it initially had a wider distribution. the invention in 2003 of the UK's first examples of cave artwork, in caves at Creswell Crags at the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, was once the main superb representation of this. The discoverers (the editors of the e-book) introduced jointly in 2004 a couple of Palaeolithic archaeologists and rock artwork experts from internationally to review the Creswell paintings and debate its value, and its similarities and contrasts with modern past due Pleistocene ("Ice Age") paintings at the Continent. This comprehensively illustrated booklet provides the Creswell artwork itself, the archaeology of the caves and the quarter, and the broader context of the higher Palaeolithic period in Britain, in addition to a couple of updated experiences of Palaeolithic cave paintings in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy which serve to contextualize the British examples.