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South Wales cave could host Britain’s oldest cave art

26 Jul
Update: it’s been known that the site is Gower Cave.

A cave in South Wales, whose exact location is being kept secret by the moment, may host Britain’s oldest rock art. 

The discovery of faint engravings depicting reindeer by professor George Nash was accidental, as he took a relax moment after showing the cave to students. The unnamed cave is known for Late Magdalenian artifacts, dated c. 12-14 Ka ago. 
Full story at BBC

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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Magdalenian, rock art, UK, Upper Paleolithic, Wales

 

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