New Advances in Ice Age Art – Thursday 7th May 2020

New Advances in Ice Age Art by Paul Bahn

Dating from c.40.000 to 12,000 years ago, Ice Age Art continues to be found every year, in the form of both portable objects and images on cave walls and on rocks in the open air. This talk will present a selection of the most recent discoveries, many of which are still unknown to the general public and a few still unpublished.  Most are in western Europe, but other regions from Florida to the Nile Valley have also entered the picture in recent years.

Paul Bahn

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