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08 July 2019AGM followed by Lecture: THE SHOCK OF THE OLD: DISCOVERING BRITAIN'S ICE AGE CAVE ART
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AGM followed by Lecture: THE SHOCK OF THE OLD: DISCOVERING BRITAIN'S ICE AGE CAVE ART Dr Paul Bahn Monday 08 July 2019

An account of the search for, and discovery of, Britain’s first Ice Age cave art at Creswell Crags (Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire) in 2003 - how my 30-year dream was fulfilled in a single morning! The engravings and bas-reliefs discovered have been dated to around 13,000 years ago, and are thus by far the oldest known artistic depictions in the country. 


Dr Paul Bahn studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge, and completed PhD thesis (1979) on the prehistory of the French Pyrenees. He has held post-doctoral fellowships at Liverpool and London, plus a J. Paul Getty postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities. He devotes time to writing, editing and translating books on archaeology, plus occasional journalism and as much travel as possible. His main research interest is prehistoric art, especially rock art of the world, and most notably Palaeolithic art, as well as Easter Island. He led the team which, at his instigation, searched for and discovered the first Ice Age cave art in Britain (at Creswell Crags) in 2003.