Cave Art: A Guide to the Decorated Ice Age Caves of Europe

Cave Art: A Guide to the Decorated Ice Age Caves of Europe


By (author) Paul G. Bahn

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 198mm x 18mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 7 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0711232571
  • ISBN 13: 9780711232570
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 50 colour photographs and plans
  • Sales rank: 296,118

Product description

The decorated Ice Age caves are some of mankind's greatest artistic achievements, and there is no substitute for seeing the caves themselves. There you can see the art - paintings, engravings, bas-reliefs or drawings - in its original, natural setting, and stand where the artists did 30,000-10,000 years ago. For speleologists and holidaymakers alike - indeed anyone who wants to add a visit to a cave to their itinerary - here is an essential handbook. The first guide to all the decorated Ice Age caves in Europe that are open to the public, Cave Art covers more than 50 caves in England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as relevant museums and centres. This second edition has been fully revised and includes three additional caves and four new facsimiles.

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Author information

Paul Bahn is a distinguished archaeologist and writer and broadcaster on archaeology. He led the team that discovered the caves of Creswell Crags. He lives in Hull.

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Such trips could not be better planned than by using this as a guidebook Good Book Guide 'Clear photographs intrigue and show beautiful colour and line rendered in prehistory.' Good Book Guide

Table of contents

Preface Cave art Maps ENGLAND Church Hole and Robin Hood's Cave FRANCE La Chaire a Calvin Font de Gaume Les Combarelles Cap Blanc Abri Pataud and Cave Pataud (Abri Movius) Rouffignac Bernifal Abri du Poisson (and Laugerie Haute) Bara-Bahau Villars Abri Reverdit (Castel-Merle) Lascaux II Musee National de Prehistoire (Les Eyzies) Cougnac Grotte des Merveilles Pech-Merle Pair Non Pair Musee d'Aquitaine Isturitz and Oxocelhaya Gargas Bedeilhac Niaux Parc de la Prehistoire Musee d'Archeologie Nationale SPAIN Covalanas Altamira II Chufin El Castillo Las Monedas Hornos de la Pena El Pendo Salitre II (Sopena) El Pindal El Buxu Tito Bustillo La Loja La Pena de Candamo (and Interpretation Centre) Los Casares La Pileta Ardales (Cueva de Dona Trinidad) Ambrosio Siega Verde Domingo Garcia (Cerro de San Isidro) Museo Arqueologico Nacional PORTUGAL Escoural Coa Valley ITALY Levanzo (Grotta del Genovese) Grotta dei Puntali - Carini (PA) Grotta del Caviglione e Balzi Rossi Riparo de Romito Acknowledgments Index