Preface and Acknowledgements ; List of Illustrations ; Introduction ; 1. The Discovery of Ice Age Art ; 2. The Oldest 'Art' in the World ; 3. A Worldwide Phenomenon ; 4. Making a Record ; 5. How Old is the Art? ; 6. Fakes and Forgeries ; 7. Portable Art ; 8. Blocks, Rock-Shelters, and Caves ; 9. Art in the Open Air ; 10. What Was Depicted? ; 11. Reading the Messages ; 12. Conclusion ; Notes ; References ; Index
Paul G. Bahn is a leading writer, lecturer, translator, and broadcaster in the field of archaeology. In 2003, he led the team that discovered the first Ice Age cave art in England, at Creswell Crags in Nottinghamshire. He has been freelance since the mid-80s and regularly leads lecture tours to, among other places, the famous decorated caves of Europe.
[In Images of the Ice Age ,Paul Bahn] offers a unique opportunity to appreciate universally important works of art, many of which can never be accessible to the public, and which represents the very earliest evidence of artistic expression. * SALON * a very comprehensive guide to the art of the Ice Age * Karekiet and Meander * [A] beautifully illustrated guide to the creative endeavours of our prehistoric predecessors, which provides ample evidence of the former, and goes a long way to ameliorate the latter, combining details discussions of cave paintings and petroglyphs, decorated objects, figurines, and personal adornment with thought-provoking explorations of how they might be interpreted. * Current Archaeology * The strength of Bahn's book is the vast canon of art it documents. * Paul Pettitt, Current World Archaeology * ...a highly recommended read on the alluring yet quietly majestic art of the Ice Age. * Antonio P. Batarda Fernandes, European Journal of Archaeology *