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The leading method for dating mobiliary art is rardiocarbon dating, which dates organic materials.

Another technique is Thermoluminescence dating - for dating inorganic material including pottery and other ceramic artifacts.

It is estimated that roughly 10,000 items of mobiliary art have been discovered so far.

Pottery is another form of portable art (albeit a highly functional one) which (we now know) first appeared during the Upper Paleolithic.

Circa (from Latin, meaning 'around, about'), usually abbreviated c., ca. or cca.), means "approximately" in several European languages (and as a loanword in English), usually in reference to a date.

Circa is widely used in historical writing when the dates of events are not accurately known.

For more about the chronology of Upper Paleolithic culture, see: Prehistoric Art Timeline (2.5 Million - 500 BCE).

Ordinarily, one would have expected Paleolithic hunter-gatherers to produce more mobiliary art than cave art: after all, hunter-gatherers were typically on the move, following herds of animals.

Unlike the vast majority of "parietal art", which is dominated by animal themes, and has very few human figures, portable art depicts roughly as many 'human' as it does 'animal' figures.

By the time of the Neolithic more humans were being represented than animals.

Unlike cave paintings and rock engravings whose age can often be calculated with reference to the soil stratas, rock samples and artifacts found in the cave, dating mobiliary art can be more difficult, especially when objects are discovered miles from their 'source'.

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