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Re: How is Rock Art aged?Moving On
Dec 19, 2012, 16:29
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tiompan wrote:
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tiompan wrote:
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That's 300 posts + the binned ones so time for my next question in my quest to learn more about rock art.

The rock art in Europe...does it follow in line with ours here with regard to style/quality/type? Is it possible or likely that the same 'hand' was responsible for some here and also over there? In other words, any evidence that a bloke who carved some there did the same here?




Very difficult to prove Roy even if true /possible .
There are some engravings I have mentioned in the past that are all small and distinctive and all within a radius of a couple of miles so may have been the same engraver but even that would be almost impossible to prove .


How about the style George does that change and do the cupmarks have an identical 'look' to them?


Cup marks are pretty similar everywhere that I have seen . There are some regional variations within Britain but similarities even between continents is more striking .


That's very interesting as it suggests a common understanding/meaning. Any clues as to who kicked it all off?


I don't buy a diffusion of ideas across continents and huge swathes of time . Same thing applies to music , the pentatonic scale is everywhere , paticularly in ehnic music but also in later and more sophisticated music it's what humans play ,sing and whistle . It is pretty astonishing seeing the same stuff appear all over the world though . The engravings on the ochre from Blombos cave in Africa is 70, 000 YA yet not dissimilar to that found on Grooved Ware or in passage graves or at Skara Brae ,it's what people do when the engrave or make pots or doodle .
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