Museum

Talk - The Shock of the Old

With Dr Paul Bahn

An account of the search for, and discovery of, Britain’s first Ice Age cave art at Creswell Crags (Nottinghamshire /Derbyshire) in 2003. The engravings and bas-reliefs discovered have been dated to around 13,000 years ago, and are thus by far the oldest known artistic depictions in the country.

Paul Bahn is an internationally renowned author on prehistoric rock art. His most recent publication, Images of the Ice Age, was awarded Book of the Year in the 2017 Current Archaeology Awards. There will be a display of Ice Age tools, contemporary with the art, in the museum after the talk.

Organised by Ice Age Journeys and Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.