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Britain and France in dispute over cave art

Britain and France in dispute over cave art
trefwoorden: UK - Frankrijk - Chauvet - rotskunst
The age of the cave paintings at Chauvet, the Sistine Chapel of palaeolithic art in south eastern France, has become the subject of a war of words between British and French archaeologists.
The British claim the French may have exaggerated their age by 18,000 years under official pressure to promote them as the oldest cave paintings in the world.
In its final report on the paintings, released this week, a French culture ministry rejected the allegations and called the British dating methods "too slow and expensive" to bother with.

Lees verder bij: Telegraph (16 oktober 2003)