Upper Palaeolithic Rock-Art in Britain: Misunderstanding, myth or might be?

Thursday 29/03/12 00:00

Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX

What influences advanced hunter/fisher/gatherers to execute rock-art in harsh environments? In Britain there is a small but significant assemblage of mobiliary art, usually associated with death and burial which is located with several core areas.
An evening lecture with Dr George Nash In addition, and following several false-dawns, two rock-art sites have been identified that include Creswell Crags, along the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire border (central England) and recently, the discovery of a cervid, probably a reindeer that was scratched onto a rock panel within Cat Hole Cave, South Wales. This lecture explores the possible cultural links between ice-drenched Britain and the temperate environments of Central and southern Europe where numerous rock-art traditions flourished. George Nash is a professional archaeologist and anthropologist working as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol. He is also Associate Archaeologist & Heritage consultant at SLR Consulting Ltd. His specialisms including the Neolithic/Mesolithic transition in North-western Europe and on portable and static art in Europe, Indonesia and North America. Dr Nash is extensively published within these areas. Cost: £5.50 or £5 to season ticket holders. All lectures are from 7 - 8.30pm Booking is advisable.01285 655611