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Dating Egypt's oldest 'art': AMS14C age determinations of rock varnishes covering petroglyphs at El-Hosh (Upper Egypt)

(2001) ANTIQUITY. 75(287). p.68-72
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Direct dating, using the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) C-14 dating method, indicates that some petroglyphs (rock art) at El-Hosh in Upper Egypt pre-date the early 7th millennium BP (mid 6th millennium cal BC), making it the oldest graphic activity recorded in the Nile Valley.
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rock art, Egypt, petroglyphs, rock varnish, direct dating

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Huyge, D, A Watchman, Morgan De Dapper, and E Marchi. 2001. “Dating Egypt’s Oldest ‘Art’: AMS14C Age Determinations of Rock Varnishes Covering Petroglyphs at El-Hosh (Upper Egypt).” Antiquity 75 (287): 68–72.
APA
Huyge, D, Watchman, A., De Dapper, M., & Marchi, E. (2001). Dating Egypt’s oldest “art”: AMS14C age determinations of rock varnishes covering petroglyphs at El-Hosh (Upper Egypt). ANTIQUITY, 75(287), 68–72.
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Huyge D, Watchman A, De Dapper M, Marchi E. Dating Egypt’s oldest “art”: AMS14C age determinations of rock varnishes covering petroglyphs at El-Hosh (Upper Egypt). ANTIQUITY. 2001;75(287):68–72.
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Huyge, D, A Watchman, Morgan De Dapper, et al. “Dating Egypt’s Oldest ‘Art’: AMS14C Age Determinations of Rock Varnishes Covering Petroglyphs at El-Hosh (Upper Egypt).” ANTIQUITY 75.287 (2001): 68–72. Print.
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