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Ice Age Cave Art Preserved
BBC ^ | 7-29-2007 | BBC

Posted on 07/29/2007 10:24:22 PM PDT by blam

Ice Age cave art site preserved

The art was probably made by Ice Age hunter-gatherers

Work to protect and preserve an Ice Age site in Derbyshire has been completed.

The project at the Ice Age cave art centre at Creswell Crags was funded by the East Midlands Development Agency and the county council.

It included building new scree banks to show how the gorge would have looked about 10 to 50,000 years ago.

A county council spokesperson said archaeologists were consulted during the preservation project to ensure the site's natural beauty was not spoiled.

'Unique site'

A £200,000 bridleway, which links up the visitor centre to the caves, was also unveiled.

Councillor Brian Lucas, the council's cabinet member for environmental services said: "We recognise the importance of preserving and enhancing such a unique archaeological site and great care was taken to build a bridleway in keeping with the natural surroundings of the Crags."

The Creswell cave art, near the Nottinghamshire border, was discovered in 2003 and includes 12,000-year-old engravings of bison, horses and birds.

It has been described as one of the most important prehistoric finds in Britain.

Archaeological finds dating back between 10,000 and 50,000 years have also been discovered, including flint and bone tools and carvings - proving that Ice Age hunters visited the site to hunt mammoth and reindeer.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: age; art; cave; caveart; cavedrawings; cavepaintings; creswellcrags; godsgravesglyphs; ice

1 posted on 07/29/2007 10:24:25 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
GGG Ping.

This is the cave system where Cheddar Man was found. He was from the DNA haplogroup U5 which has a high concentration in today's Laplanders. Bryan Sykes says theres an even older Cheddar Man, 23,000 years old from the same caves. My guess is that the LGM got him.

Descendant Of Stone Age Skeleton Found (Cheddar Man - 9,000 Years Old)

2 posted on 07/29/2007 10:30:49 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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Cave reveals 10,000-year-old art
Long Hole, Cheddar Gorge
Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 12:45 GMT 13:45 UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/4159190.stm


3 posted on 07/29/2007 10:35:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, July 26, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; 49th; ...
Thanks Blam.

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4 posted on 07/29/2007 10:35:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, July 26, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam

50,000 years ago? What a bunch of nonsense. Again, 44,000 years off.


5 posted on 07/29/2007 11:44:51 PM PDT by Fred-n-Hunter08
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To: Fred-n-Hunter08

Welcome to FR. Is your other name, “Ken Ham”?


6 posted on 07/29/2007 11:55:36 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Fred-n-Hunter08
What a bunch of nonsense.

I don't know. I found some stuff in the back of the fridge that might be that old.

7 posted on 07/30/2007 12:25:03 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: blam

I love reading these..could you please add me to the ping list for same?

I like to think that someday (when and if I ever retire), I may be able to work on one or more sites as a volunteer.


8 posted on 07/30/2007 3:30:35 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: blam; SunkenCiv

Want ya picture on my wall in Cheddar Gorge?

Say Cheese!


9 posted on 07/30/2007 10:11:55 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: SueRae
"I love reading these..could you please add me to the ping list for same?"

Thanks, It's a done deal, you're on the list.

10 posted on 07/30/2007 10:42:02 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: wildbill

I cheddar to think how long it took for someone to say that.


11 posted on 07/30/2007 11:16:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 30, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

hard cheese, old boy!


12 posted on 07/30/2007 12:11:28 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: Fred-n-Hunter08

“50,000 years ago? What a bunch of nonsense. Again, 44,000 years off.”

You might ask God to give you a new caclulator - yours appears to be broke.


13 posted on 07/30/2007 12:27:31 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Fred-n-Hunter08

“50,000 years ago? What a bunch of nonsense. Again, 44,000 years off.”

You might ask God to give you a new caclulator - yours appears to be broke.


14 posted on 07/30/2007 12:27:41 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: blam
A moose bit my cave sister.

15 posted on 07/30/2007 12:32:29 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Fred-n-Hunter08

Four total posts so far and half of them to try to tell us the Earth if only 6,000 years old.

I’m still not buyin’ it.


16 posted on 07/30/2007 12:32:59 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: wildbill

You may brie right.


17 posted on 07/30/2007 9:35:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 30, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: evets

Is that moose pooping?


18 posted on 07/30/2007 9:37:55 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: SunkenCiv

Truly, it is art fromages past.


19 posted on 07/30/2007 11:23:55 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: Lijahsbubbe

LOL yea. Caveman smut.


20 posted on 07/30/2007 11:26:16 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

21 posted on 07/30/2007 11:29:05 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: wildbill

Gouda http://www.artchive.com/artchive/C/cave.html anyone who doesn’t think so.


22 posted on 07/31/2007 7:54:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 30, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Fred-n-Hunter08

This is an paleoanthropology thread. Non-scientific comments should be restricted to art critique.


23 posted on 07/31/2007 8:01:58 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: blam

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24 posted on 07/27/2009 9:19:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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