Skip to comments.Tests confirm age of prehistoric carving in Wales
Posted on 07/29/2011 9:43:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Recent discovery of a stylized reindeer engraving in a South Wales by Dr George Nash from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, now has been scientifically dated. The date of the flowstone that covers the head of the reindeer is 12,572 +/- 659 years Before Present, and the rock-art below may be much earlier. It is now confirmed that the carved reindeer is one of Britain's earliest examples of engraved figurative rock art.
Dr Nash discovered the faint engraving while visiting the Gower Peninsula caves near Swansea in September 2010 with students and members of the Clifton Antiquarian Club. "This engraving appears to have made by an artist using a flint point held in his or her right hand onto a limestone panel covered with flowstone. The panel forms part of a very tight niche at the back of the cave," Dr Nash said.
The discovery has being officially verified by experts from Oxford and Durham universities and the National Museum of Wales. The project team that includes Dr Peter van Calsteren and Dr Louise Thomas from the Open University, and Dr Mike Simms from the National Museums Northern Ireland is being financially supported by Cadw and logistically administered by the National Museum Wales.
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“The date of the flowstone that covers the head of the reindeer is 12,572 +/- 659 years Before Present, and the rock-art below may be much earlier. “
“Before Present?” There’s already a perfectly good designation for that era. It’s called. “B.C.”
You’re thinking of BCE and CE. Before Present is just a friendly way of totaling the time of an event without requiring the reader to do any math. You’re looking for an agenda where there isn’t one.
Ahhh...my mistake. :-)
I’m very surprised that prehistoric wales could draw.
“Recent discovery of a stylized reindeer engraving in a South Wales by Dr George Nash from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol...”
Wow, Nash must be ancient..
Why oh why do they publish articles like that without pics.
:’) BP isn’t the same as BC — the BP pertains (usually) to radiocarbon dating (I said usually because that’s the most common technique of radiometric dating in use) and the Present is actually 1950, which is when the RC technique was figured out.
Древнейший в Британии наскальный рисунок
Did you catch my ping on Sunken’s other thread?
Thanks JPB. That’s some caption, eh? ;”)
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