Las Chimeneas 2013

The images in Las Chimeneas are painted in Style III as defined by Leroi-Gourhan, the classificsation scheme of Palaeolithic art which places them within the archaeological phase of the  Solutrean and Lower Magdalenian ca.19000-16000 BP.  Currently there is one date for the imagery in Las Chimeneas (see below) provided by AMS radiocarbon dating which places the pigment used at 15070 +/_ 140 BP  (GifA- 95194).  This date when calibrated can be read with 95% accuracy to between 18,622-17,960BP, yet despite this three of the authors of the initial publication of these dates (Moure et al 1996) emphasise the infancy of AMS dating of pigments and consider the imagery of this cave to fit better with the stage IV dates of the later Magdalenian.  All photographs were taken by Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos.

Black dot at the end of the main chamber of Las Chimeneas

Black dot at the end of the main chamber of Las Chimeneas

Microphone at the black dot at the end of the main chamber of Las Chimeneas

Microphone at the black dot at the end of the main chamber of Las Chimeneas

Decorated chamber of columns

Decorated chamber of columns

Microphone at the decorated chamber of columns

Microphone at the decorated chamber of columns

Decorated chamber of columns

Decorated chamber of columns

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

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Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Microphone in front of the decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Microphone in front of the decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Decoration at the entrance to the deer chamber in Las Chimeneas

Black stag in La Pasiega painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Black stag in Las Chimeneas painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Black stag in La Pasiega painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Black stags in Las Chimeneas painted in Style III.  The right hand image of the two is deer no. 20  which has a radiocarbon date of 15070 +/_ 140 BP  (GifA- 95194)

Black marks in the deer chamber of La Pasiega

Black marks in the deer chamber of Las Chimeneas

Black stag in La Pasiega

Black stag in Las Chimeneas

Black rectangular motif in the deer chamber of La Pasiega

Black rectangular motif in the deer chamber of Las Chimeneas

Black stag in La Pasiega painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Black stag in Las Chimeneas painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Black stag in La Pasiega deer chamber

Black stag in Las Chimeneas deer chamber

Black stag in La Pasiega painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Black stag in Las Chimeneas painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Black Stag in La Pasiega deer chamber

Black Stag in Las Chimeneas deer chamber

Black stag in La Pasiega painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Black stag in Las Chimeneas painted in Style III. Solutrean-Lower Magdalenian. ca.19000-16000 BP

Las Chimeneas linear group 14.  An AMS c14 date for this group gives a date of GifA-95230C13940+/-140  BP.  which when calibrated has 95% chance of being between  17, 457-16,766 BP

Las Chimeneas linear group 14. An AMS c14 date for this group gives a date of GifA-95230 C 13940+/-140 BP. which when calibrated has 95% chance of being between 17, 457-16,766 BP

Las Chimeneas linear group 14.  An AMS c14 date for this group gives a date of GifA-95230C13940+/-140  BP.  which when calibrated has 95% chance of being between  17, 457-16,766 BP

Las Chimeneas linear group 14. An AMS c14 date for this group gives a date of GifA-95230 C 13940+/-140 BP. which when calibrated has 95% chance of being between 17, 457-16,766 BP

Las Chimeneas linear group 14.  An AMS c14 date for this group gives a date of GifA-95230C13940+/-140  BP.  which when calibrated has 95% chance of being between  17, 457-16,766 BP

Las Chimeneas linear group 14. An AMS c14 date for this group gives a date of GifA-95230 C 13940+/-140 BP. which when calibrated has 95% chance of being between 17, 457-16,766 BP

Las Chimeneas linear group 14.  An AMS c14 date for this group gives a date of GifA-95230C13940+/-140  BP.  which when calibrated has 95% chance of being between  17, 457-16,766 BP

Las Chimeneas linear group 14. An AMS c14 date for this group gives a date of GifA-95230 C 13940+/-140 BP. which when calibrated has 95% chance of being between 17, 457-16,766 BP

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