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Ancient drawing of mammoth found in Cheddar caves
PhysOrg ^ | August 15, 2007 | University of Bristol

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."

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: cheddarman; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth
similar story, better graphic, from Current Archaeology:
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.
Rare Ice Age rock art found in Cheddar Gorge

1 posted on 11/02/2007 8:50:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 11/02/2007 8:51:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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3 posted on 11/02/2007 8:53:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Don’t look like no mammoth I ever saw.


4 posted on 11/02/2007 8:56:14 AM PDT by SergeiRachmaninov
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To: SunkenCiv
Ancient drawing of mammoth found in Cheddar caves

Mammoth au gratin?

5 posted on 11/02/2007 8:58:53 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Gunners til I die!")
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To: SunkenCiv

So easy a caveman can do it!


6 posted on 11/02/2007 9:00:43 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: CholeraJoe

A mammoth once bit my sister


7 posted on 11/02/2007 9:05:29 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: CholeraJoe

Mammothroni and cheese was very popular during the last Ice Age.


8 posted on 11/02/2007 9:10:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I think I saw Rachael Ray fix that once.


9 posted on 11/02/2007 9:13:29 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Gunners til I die!")
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


10 posted on 11/02/2007 9:15:47 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: CholeraJoe

I think I saw Rachael Ray fix that once.
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11 posted on 11/02/2007 9:18:28 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Thombo2

The photo on the page is pretty good, this drawing was supposed to be more illuminating though. :’)

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/images/stories/Image/CA/mammoth-photop8.jpg


12 posted on 11/02/2007 9:25:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m far more impressed with the drawing’s perfectly straight spears (some with two tips) ;-)


13 posted on 11/02/2007 9:26:07 AM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: SunkenCiv

wow, look how straight those arrows are drawn! also, i didnt know cavemen knew how to reference with parenthesis.


14 posted on 11/02/2007 9:30:02 AM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanx for pic:)


15 posted on 11/02/2007 9:33:48 AM PDT by Thombo2
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16 posted on 11/02/2007 9:40:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: CholeraJoe

I followed Rachael’s recipe. I used one medium skinless, boneless mammoth and had leftovers for months......


17 posted on 11/02/2007 9:57:35 AM PDT by Natural Law
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To: SunkenCiv

Forget the mammoth, I want to hear more about these ‘cheddar’ caves!


18 posted on 11/02/2007 10:39:06 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: SunkenCiv
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Speaking of mammoths....
19 posted on 11/02/2007 10:39:19 AM PDT by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: Old Seadog

The surgeon who did that should be horse-whipped.


20 posted on 11/02/2007 11:54:39 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Gunners til I die!")
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To: Old Seadog

Good thing the tree is there to hold her up!


21 posted on 11/02/2007 12:10:22 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Forget the tree. The tensile strength of those bra straps is amazing.


22 posted on 11/02/2007 2:19:45 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: SunkenCiv
Cheeky! ;-D


23 posted on 11/02/2007 2:33:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Mammoth? Looks more like a giant paramecium to me.


24 posted on 11/02/2007 6:28:17 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Domestic Church

Its obviously a picture of a pair of legs sticking out from under a blanket.


25 posted on 11/02/2007 7:28:26 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Domestic Church
Paramecium:
Pixie and Dixie

26 posted on 11/02/2007 10:56:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Apparently these caves have been popular fromage to age.


27 posted on 11/02/2007 10:57:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

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!


28 posted on 11/03/2007 6:36:02 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Old Seadog

dayum...

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!!


29 posted on 11/03/2007 6:41:25 PM PDT by sit-rep
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To: Domestic Church

You’d need a big styro- take-out box...


30 posted on 11/03/2007 8:41:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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