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1997-13

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The visual manifestation of the recent Hale-Bopp comet reminds us how telling are those rare objects which suddenly flare in the sky. One can suppose ancient people living by natural light were more compellingly struck by the sight of comets and supernovae, and understandably researchers seek images of them in the shapes of rock-art motifs. An absolute dating contradicts that supposition in respect of a presumed image of the visible supernova of AD 1054.

An absolute dating contradicts that supposition in respect of a presumed image of the visible supernova of AD 1054.

An absolute dating contradicts that supposition in respect of a presumed image of the visible supernova of AD 1054.

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This research was made possible through Grant MT-2255-6-NC-14 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

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2 Responses to Rock-art Image in Fern Cave, Lava Beds National Monument, California: not the AD 1054 (Crab Nebula) supernova (1997-13)

  1. Carolyn says:

    What journal was this article originally published in?

    Thanks!

    • It was originally published in Antiquity 71 (1997): 715-719 and noted as Received 19 December 1996, accepted 19 March 1997, revised 19 May 1997.

      I hope this helps and thank you for the inquiry.

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