Cave Art: A Guide to the Decorated Ice Age Caves of Europe (Paperback)

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The decorated Ice Age caves are some of mankind's greatest artistic achievements, and there is no substitute for seeing the caves themselves. There you can see the art – paintings, engravings, bas-reliefs or drawings – in its original, natural setting, and stand where the artists did 30,000–10,000 years ago.

For speleologists and holidaymakers alike – indeed anyone who wants to add a visit to a cave to their itinerary – here is an essential handbook. The first guide to all the decorated Ice Age caves in Europe that are open to the public, Cave Art covers more than 50 caves in England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as relevant museums and centres.

This second edition has been fully revised and includes one additional cave and three new facsimiles.

About the Author


Paul G. Bahn is a distinguished archaeologist and a prolific writer and broadcaster on archaeology. He led the team that discovered the cave art of Creswell Crags in Derbyshire, the most northerly find in Europe. He lives in Hull, United Kingdom.

Praise For…


Such trips could not be better planned than by using this as a guidebook



'Clear photographs intrigue and show beautiful colour and line rendered in prehistory.'



Such trips could not be better planned than by using this as a guidebook

'Clear photographs intrigue and show beautiful colour and line rendered in prehistory.'



Product Details
ISBN: 9780711232570
ISBN-10: 0711232571
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: February 21st, 2012
Pages: 248
Language: English