Sites & cities that bear the name of Red Lady of Paviland

Red Lady of Paviland

Today in : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
First trace of activity : ca. 33,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 33,000 B.C.E

Description : The Red Lady of Paviland is an Upper Paleolithic partial skeleton of a male dyed in red ochre and buried in Britain 33,000 BP. The bones were discovered in 1823 by William Buckland in an archaeological dig at Goat's Hole Cave (Paviland cave) — one of the limestone caves between Port Eynon and Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula, south Wales. The remains were at first thought to be a Roman Britain era female, however more recent analysis indicates the bones are of a young male. Goat's Hole was occupied throughout prehistory. Artefacts are predominantly Aurignacian, but also include examples from the earlier Mousterian, and later Gravettian and Creswellian periods. The site is the oldest known ceremonial burial in Western Europe.

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