Ancient artists who made their mark on our landscape
From Yorkshire Post today
9th January 2006
Stone Age rock carvings in Yorkshire have provided a fascinating glimpse into life 4,000 years ago
Whether their intricate designs are maps, religious symbols or simply an early form of graffiti, Stone Age rock carvings are seen as invaluable to unlocking secrets of civilisations dating back 4,000 years.
Archaeologists have become fascinated with the work of prehistoric sculptors, studying the mysterious carvings created with flint tools which have survived the passage of time throughout the intervening centuries.
And the North York Moors has emerged as a hidden gem for the phenomenon of rock art after a painstaking investigation spanning a decade has unearthed hundreds of examples buried under heather and gorse across the bleak landscape.
Rock art researchers Paul Brown and Graeme Chappell have compiled the most comprehensive study yet of the artistry which they have discovered across the moors and published their findings in a book, Prehistoric Rock Art in the North York Moors.
Posted by Jane
9th January 2006ce
Edited 10th January 2006ce