The age of the Coa valley (Portugal) rock-art: Validation of archaeological dating to the Palaeolithic and refutation of 'scientific' dating to historic or proto-historic times

J Zilhao

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Abstract

The dating studies of the 'modern rock-art scientists', when critically examined, are found not to show that the Coa valley petroglyphs are of recent age, Their Upper Palaeolithic characteristics, and therefore their likely late Pleistocene age, are consistent with their archaeological context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883-901
Number of pages19
JournalAntiquity
Volume69
Issue number266
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995

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