The oldest rock art in Britain

Published on July 26th, 2011 | by Admin

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reindeer

An image of a speared reindeer found carved into a cave wall may be the oldest rock art in Britain.

“This drawing was done with the right hand and the niche is very, very tight and the engraving has been done by somebody using a piece of flint who has drawn a classic reindeer design.

“My colleagues in England have been doing some work in Nottinghamshire at Creswell Crags and got very nice dates for a red deer and one or two other images of around 12,000-14,000 BC.

“I think this [newly found carving] may be roughly the same period or may be even earlier.”

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Story: BBC News | Photo: National Museum of Wales

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