The human use of caves

The human use of caves

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Twenty-eight essays by a very distinguished collection of contributors who were invited to speak at a conference in Newcastle in 1993 on a number of themes in terms of evidence for cave and rockshelter use in their areas of the world. The contributors include: Lawrence Straus (Some human uses of caves and rockshelters); Pavel Dolukhanov (Cave vs open-air settlement in the European Upper Palaeolithic); Marcel Otte (The Belgian Palaeolithic); Ann Sieveking (Cave as context in Palaeolithic art); Paul Bahn (Pleistocene cave art); Erwin Cziesla (The Weidental cave); Manuel Gonzalez Morales (Cantabrian Spain); Keith Branigan (Caves as workshops); Vassily Lubin (The Caucasus); Andrea Stone (Pre-Columbian cave utilization in the Maya area); Josephine Flood (Aboriginal use of caves); Penny Dransart (Northern Chile).... of circles, lines, bird and kangaroo tracks, and many dots and small pits, also occur widely in Australian caves and may well be of similar age. ... The art of stencilling is also probably of great antiquity, for hand stencils have been found in Pleistocene contexts deep inside ... DrFrancesca Merlan of Sydney University, the Australian Heritage Commission, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straitanbsp;...

Title:The human use of caves
Author:Clive Bonsall, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Publisher:British Archaeological Reports - 1997


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