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

Dirk Huyge, Dimitri Vandenberghe UGent, Morgan De Dapper UGent, Florias Mees, Wouter Claes and John C Darnell (2011) ANTIQUITY. 85(330). p.1184-1193
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.
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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
journal title
ANTIQUITY
Antiquity
volume
85
issue
330
pages
1184 - 1193
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000297958700005
JCR category
ANTHROPOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.427 (2011)
JCR rank
18/78 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
0003-598X
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2027237
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2027237
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2012-02-10 15:01:21
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2015-06-17 09:56:59
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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},
  keyword      = {rock art,{\texttildelow}15 ka minimum age,Egypt,OSL dating,Pleistocene,North Africa,SEDIMENTS,BEHAVIOR,QUATERNARY,ENGRAVINGS,SPECTROMETRY,LUMINESCENCE,REGENERATIVE-DOSE PROTOCOL},
  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},
}

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.
Vancouver
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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.