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Gower Cave Reindeer Carving Is Britain's Oldest Rock Art


Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, history, art, rock art, cave art, humans, Wales, Britain )

Pia
- 790 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A reindeer engraved on the wall of a cave in south Wales has been confirmed as the oldest known rock art in Britain. The image in Cathole Cave on Gower was created at least 14,000 years ago, said Bristol University.



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday June 29, 2012, 1:31 pm
Fascinating -thanks
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday June 29, 2012, 2:05 pm
interesting
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:03 am
Fascinating, the way these things can be 'dated' - thanks for sharing!
 

Aino Viita (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:57 am
interesting, tanks
 

aj E. (164)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:22 am
neat.
 

Gayron Williams (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:32 am
Go to National Museum Wales in Cardiff. Ask for the Origins Tour and a curator will tell you about the human inhabitant of this cave.
 

Lucie G. (40)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:27 am
amazing 14 000 years old. We have such a lot of history in the UK
 

Kath P. (10)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:26 pm
Beautiful work of art. I'm so glad that it survived and by extension the artist who created it.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:06 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Kelly Rogers (303)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 12:24 pm
that is really neat to read. r/n
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:41 pm
12,000 to 14,000 years ago something happened to wipe out what was here. We need to dig deep to uncover signs of earlier civilizations.
 

John B. (215)
Monday July 2, 2012, 10:19 am
Thanks Pia for the amzing BBC article I was surprised and excited by the new date offered. read and noted.
 

John S. (300)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 5:00 am
Quite interesting.
 

Julia R. (290)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:55 am
Very interesting! It always amazes me that mankind from early on showed a need to express himself and his experiences through art! Art played an important role in the development of our brains and in the ability to communicate with one another! And to think that our ancestors were even doing this 40,000 yrs. ago is trully amazing!
 

Julia R. (290)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 2:11 am
Noted this story even though my name isn't showing! Have tried many times, but just doesn't seem to take.
 

Tal H. (8)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:27 pm
Thanks for the article~
 
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