Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

By Paul Pettitt; Paul Bahn et al. | Go to book overview

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The Palaeolithic Rock Art of Creswell Crags:
Prelude to a Systematic Study

Sergio Ripoll and Francisco J. Muñoz


INTRODUCTION

On 14 April 2003 the sensational discovery of a series of undoubtedly Palaeolithic figures in Church Hole Cave, Creswell Crags, certainly constituted a milestone in prehistoric investigations in the United Kingdom. For various reasons, the discovery team, comprising Sergio Ripoll, Paul G. Bahn, and Paul B. Pettitt was not able to reconvene to continue the work until the end of June. At that time we incorporated Francisco J. Muñoz into the team to help us in the work of documentation and prospection. At the time of writing, we have carried out two systematic campaigns of documentation, the first in June/July 2003, and the second in March 2004. With the financial support of English Heritage, and the technical support of the Creswell Crags Interpretation Centre, we undertook the detailed examination of all the wall surfaces of the various caves in the complex of the River Meadow where it passes through Creswell Crags (Fig. 2.1; PL 10). In some of them, arrangements had been made for scaffolding to be installed to provide access to the highest parts of the caves, given the lowering of their floor levels over more than a century, either through more or less systematic excavations or to facilitate visits by tourists in the Victorian period.


CHURCH HOLE

Since the most spectacular figure, discovered at the start, was in Church Hole (Pl. 11), we decided to begin our systematic prospecting in that cave—from its mouth, along the left wall to the interior, as far as the far end over 75 metres

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