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First evidence of Pleistocene rock art in North Africa: securing the age of the Qurta petroglyphs (Egypt) through OSL dating

(2011) ANTIQUITY. 85(330). p.1184-1193
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Long doubted, the existence of Pleistocene rock art in North Africa is here proven through the dating of petroglyph panels displaying aurochs and other animals at Qurta in the Upper Egyptian Nile Valley. The method used was optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) applied to deposits of wind-blown sediment covering the images. This gave a minimum age of similar to 15 000 calendar years making the rock engravings at Qurta the oldest so far found in North Africa.
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rock art, ~15 ka minimum age, Egypt, OSL dating, Pleistocene, North Africa, SEDIMENTS, BEHAVIOR, QUATERNARY, ENGRAVINGS, SPECTROMETRY, LUMINESCENCE, REGENERATIVE-DOSE PROTOCOL

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Chicago
Huyge, Dirk, Dimitri Vandenberghe, Morgan De Dapper, Florias Mees, Wouter Claes, and John C Darnell. 2011. “First Evidence of Pleistocene Rock Art in North Africa: Securing the Age of the Qurta Petroglyphs (Egypt) Through OSL Dating.” Antiquity 85 (330): 1184–1193.
APA
Huyge, Dirk, Vandenberghe, D., De Dapper, M., Mees, F., Claes, W., & Darnell, J. C. (2011). First evidence of Pleistocene rock art in North Africa: securing the age of the Qurta petroglyphs (Egypt) through OSL dating. ANTIQUITY, 85(330), 1184–1193.
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Huyge D, Vandenberghe D, De Dapper M, Mees F, Claes W, Darnell JC. First evidence of Pleistocene rock art in North Africa: securing the age of the Qurta petroglyphs (Egypt) through OSL dating. ANTIQUITY. 2011;85(330):1184–93.
MLA
Huyge, Dirk, Dimitri Vandenberghe, Morgan De Dapper, et al. “First Evidence of Pleistocene Rock Art in North Africa: Securing the Age of the Qurta Petroglyphs (Egypt) Through OSL Dating.” ANTIQUITY 85.330 (2011): 1184–1193. Print.
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  abstract     = {Long doubted, the existence of Pleistocene rock art in North Africa is here proven through the dating of petroglyph panels displaying aurochs and other animals at Qurta in the Upper Egyptian Nile Valley. The method used was optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) applied to deposits of wind-blown sediment covering the images. This gave a minimum age of similar to 15 000 calendar years making the rock engravings at Qurta the oldest so far found in North Africa.},
  author       = {Huyge, Dirk and Vandenberghe, Dimitri and De Dapper, Morgan and Mees, Florias and Claes, Wouter and Darnell, John C},
  issn         = {0003-598X},
  journal      = {ANTIQUITY},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {330},
  pages        = {1184--1193},
  title        = {First evidence of Pleistocene rock art in North Africa: securing the age of the Qurta petroglyphs (Egypt) through OSL dating},
  volume       = {85},
  year         = {2011},
}

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