Skip to comments.Ancient drawing of mammoth found in Cheddar caves
Posted on 11/02/2007 8:50:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Jill Cook, Deputy Keeper in the Department said: "Had I been shown this outline of a mammoth during a visit to one of the well known cave art sites in France or Spain, I would have nodded and been able to accept it in the context of other more obvious pictures. At Gough's, or anywhere in England, it is not so easy. Cave art is so rare here that we must always question and test to make sure we are getting it right. Opinions on this may differ but we do seem to be looking at an area of ancient rock surface and the lines which appear to form the head and back of the mammoth could have been made by a stone tool. They are certainly different from natural markings on the cave wall. This little cartoon might well represent a moment of quiet reflection by someone using the cave 13,000 years ago. It is yet another aspect of the site which suggests that the cave may have been special to the people who used it at the end of the Last Ice Age."
(Excerpt) Read more at physorg.com ...
a line drawing of the image shows interpretation of the natural and engraved parts. i) the line of the dome of the head and the back, ii) the face and trunk, iii) the eye and iv) the tusks. Sections indicated by the arrowed lines A and B most clearly show human workmanship. Drawing: Graham Mullan. Photo: Mullan, Andrew Atkinson, and Steve Cottle.
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Mammoth told me there'd be, oh, forget it...
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Don’t look like no mammoth I ever saw.
Mammoth au gratin?
So easy a caveman can do it!
A mammoth once bit my sister
Mammothroni and cheese was very popular during the last Ice Age.
I think I saw Rachael Ray fix that once.
Interesting article-thanx for the post.”This is a clear representation of an animal.”Hmmm.....I don’t see it,but considering the caves were inhabited in ancient times,i assume that’s where you’d find that kind of stuff.
I think I saw Rachael Ray fix that once.
In 30 minutes, no less.
The photo on the page is pretty good, this drawing was supposed to be more illuminating though. :’)
I’m far more impressed with the drawing’s perfectly straight spears (some with two tips) ;-)
wow, look how straight those arrows are drawn! also, i didnt know cavemen knew how to reference with parenthesis.
Thanx for pic:)
I followed Rachael’s recipe. I used one medium skinless, boneless mammoth and had leftovers for months......
Forget the mammoth, I want to hear more about these ‘cheddar’ caves!
The surgeon who did that should be horse-whipped.
Good thing the tree is there to hold her up!
Forget the tree. The tensile strength of those bra straps is amazing.
Mammoth? Looks more like a giant paramecium to me.
Its obviously a picture of a pair of legs sticking out from under a blanket.
Apparently these caves have been popular fromage to age.
After post # 19, maybe I should rephrase that as pair’o meseeum!
And just think of the potential franchising this mammoth & cheddar combo with # 19 as a marketing ploy!
If that pic ain’t photo shopped, just think of how much fun you’d have oilin’ them up and tryin to hold em both in one hand!!
You’d need a big styro- take-out box...
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