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Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Andrew J. Lawson


This book charts the historical background to the acceptance of a Palaeolithic age for the very ancient paintings found in caves. Offering an overview of the geographical distribution of the sites found in southern France and the Iberian Peninsula, and examples known in Britain, Italy, Romania, and Russia, the author's study is not restricted to the art in caves, but places this art alongside the engravings and sculptures found both on portable objects and on rock faces in the open air. Written from an archaeological perspective, the volume stresses how the individual images cannot be consider ... More

Keywords: Palaeolithic age, caves, southern France, Iberian Peninsula, cave art, theories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698226
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew J. Lawson, author
Freelance archaeologist