BRITAINS first cave art is more than 12,800 years old, scientific testing has shown. Engravings of a deer and other creatures at Creswell Crags, in
Derbyshire, have proved to be genuine Ice Age creations, and not modern fakes, as some had feared.
We conclude that in Church Hole the notches are more than
12,630 years old, and the females/birds are at least 12,800 years old, with 95 per cent statistical confidence.
the team reports in the
Journal of Archaeological Science