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    Carving found in a Gower cave could be the oldest rock-art !

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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
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    Carving found in a Gower cave could be the oldest rock-art !

    Post  Sunbright57 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:21 pm

    Click on the following BBC link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-14272126
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    QDanT

    Join date : 2011-05-29
    Location : Earby used to be in Yorkshire

    posted wednesday 27th July

    Post  QDanT on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:53 pm

    Hi Ray you must have mist this post from http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/t440-new-find
    posted wednesday 27th July
    QDanT wrote:http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2011/7812.html
    cheers Danny
    with a reply from Paulus
    Paulus wrote:These cave "art" finds are intriguing, inasmuch as they're generally portraying something we, as moderns, can identify with - eg, deer, hunting scenes, people dancing, etc. And the archaeo's always date 'em to very early periods. Yet the cup-and-rings that scatter our northern uplands are almost entirely non-linear in design and have very rare images of humans (see Man Stone carving) or animals (as at Ballochmyle), yet are alleged to be much closer in time to us 'moderns.' Almost as if the dark, underground places gave rise to what we'd call 'concrete images' from which the ego emerged, and the upper daylight surface kept unconscious dreamtime psychology alive with non-egoic images & patterns.
    It's intrigued me for years has this fact... :<a href=\'h
    cheers Danny


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    Sunbright57

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    Re: Carving found in a Gower cave could be the oldest rock-art !

    Post  Sunbright57 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:57 pm

    Sorry Danny, I was so excited I must have overlooked that late July comment and link. Never mind its the Beeb's version. Cheers.

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