Again in 2014, from July 17 to August 7, Footsteps of Man organizes its annual archaeology field school at Paspardo. This area gives a great opportunity to archaeologists, scholars, students and enthusiasts. The project participants will learn to survey, clean, photograph, draw and catalogue the rock engravings. The program involves field research, documentation, tracing, guided visits and lectures. Infos, poster and photo-galleries here available.
by Angelo Eugenio Fossati
The UNESCO’s World Heritage List now registers almost a thousand properties. Only two percent of the World Heritage List comprises rock art sites. Regrettably 44 of those properties are in danger, which proves that being on the World Heritage List is not a guarantee that nothing will endanger the site. I will focus the discussion mainly on rock art sites in the deserts of western Peru.
by Maarten van Hoek – firstname.lastname@example.org
Among the Vermelhosa Palaeolithic scratched figures, an elephant head stands out. Eighteen years after its publication, it’s time to recall the attention of Palaeolithic rock art scholars over this case: having been the Iberian peninsula the last European refuge of the straight-tusked elephant, are we facing an Elephas antiquus depiction?
by Andrea Arcà
SIMÕES DE ABREU M., ARCÀ A., FOSSATI F., JAFFE L., 1998. Palaeolithic rock engravings at Vermelhosa, Côa valley archaeological park, Portugal, in UISPP – International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, Proceedings of the XIII Congress, Volume 3, Forlì
| full text-image flip book and PDF | English.
by Mila SIMÕES DE ABREU, Andrea ARCÀ, Angelo FOSSATI, Ludwig JAFFE
Ha preso avvio la pubblicazione online integrale dei primi tre numeri del BEPA – Bulletin d’Études Préhistoriques Alpines, edito dalla S.Va.P.A. – Société Valdôtaine de Préhistoire et d’Archéologie. Sono disponibili le versioni sfogliabili e “cercabili” dei primi due numeri, scaricabili anche in formato PDF.
Do we need a Facebook profile? Is it a powerful tool? No answer here in TRACCE, but only all the 110 posts of the TRACCE Facebook profile from April to June 2013 collected in a single PDF file. Better to keep and to share…
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by TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin
Taurini Celtic warriors
Turin, June 22 2013: Taurini celtic people, the inhabitants of the area of Turin during the Iron Age, and the Legio Prima Italica of the Roman Army meet for an historical re-enactment. This is occasion to show some alpine rock art images of the weapons and of the warriors of this period (short notes and photo-gallery).
by Andrea Arcà (Footsteps of Man)
May-August 2013, twelve new papers on Rupestreweb, the most interesting online Mid and South-America rock art review; a rich overlook about: Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Perú, República Dominicana. Petroglyphs, rock paintings, research, archaeology… want you go further?
Rupestreweb, Arte rupestre en América Latina.
Ibex hunting scene
The Ibexes Rock shows one of the most interesting Iron Age hunting scenes (VII-IV cent. BC) of the western Alps. At the same time it hosts the highest alpine Roman inscriptions (I sec. AD). Many similarities with the Camunnian engraved hunting scenes, while here the ibex takes the place of the deer [these notes are taken by the EuroPreArt (European Prehistoric Art) database, short photogallery added].
Nell’aprile del 2013 è stata danneggiata la Pera ‘dla Spina di Reano, una delle prime rocce a coppelle scoperte e pubblicate in italia, nel 1880. The Thorn Rock, one of the first cup-marked rocks ever published in Italy (1880) has been damaged in April 2013.
Domenica 2 Giugno 2013 a Vaie (TO – I), in piazza del Museo, Giornata della Preistoria. Ore 10-12 e 14-16 laboratorio sulla pietra levigata a cura del C.A.S.T. Dalle 16 alle 18 conferenze su preistoria e iconografia rupestre della Valle di Susa a cura di Stefania Padovan e di Andrea Arcà. Programma e galleria fotografica sull’arte rupestre della Valle di Susa. Polished stone workshop, Susa Valley prehistoric and rock art (here slideshow) lectures.
by C.A.S.T.- Centro di Archeologia Sperimentale Torino
Rock Art Studies Bibliographic Database updated.
After twenty years, the database contains over 27,000 citations.
by Leigh Marymor
Alto de Pitis
This book is the first to explain the exceptional relationship between unique images of skeleton-anthropomorphic petroglyphs and one of the most important Sacred Mountains of the Andes.
El sitio de arte rupestre de Alto de Pitis es el más importante en el Valle de Majes por su unión única con una Montaña Sagrada.
by Maarten van Hoek
# 29 – Mar 2013
TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin 29
special equinox issue: Mt. Bego research history
––––––––––––––––––> by Footsteps of Man
edited by Le Orme dell’Uomo (Valcamonica – I)
Bego 1887 tracing
Issue 29 of TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin is dedicated to the research history of Mt. Bego, from its early “discovery” to the end of the 19th century, with the exception of Clarence Bicknell’s work. Two key points should be emphasized: the relationship with the development of paleethnology and the significance of British “cup-and-rings” studies. All early Mt. Bego authors virtually contribute to this issue since their papers are “served” online, not only as PDF files, but also as “flip-books”, giving in this way importance to sources and online e-book sharing since they provide a useful tool to all researchers interested in rock art studies, especially in this area of the Alps.
by Andrea Arcà (Footsteps of Man – IIPP)
Gioffredo 1660 (1839)
TRACCE free e-books
Gioffredo P., 1839 [~1660]. Storia delle Alpi Marittime, corografia, libro I, in Storia delle Alpi Marittime di Pietro Gioffredo libri XXVI, Torino, capo XIII
| full text-image flip book and PDF (from Google Books, public domain) | Italian
[editor's note: the first written news of the Laghi delle Meraviglie (Marvels Lakes) – Mt. Bego – engraved rocks, printed edition (1839) of a manuscript compiled around 1660, based on a late 16th century relation]
by Pietro GIOFFREDO
TRACCE free e-books
Foderé F. E., 1821. Voyage aux Alpes Maritimes, ou histoire naturelle, agraire, civile et médicale, du comté de Nice et pays limitrophes, Paris, pp. 18-19
| full text-image flip book and PDF (from Google Books, public domain) | French
[editor's note: in this book it is possible to read the first few lines in French, regarding Mt. Bego’s rock carvings. Dans ce livre on peut lire la première mention imprimée en Français sur les gravures rupestres du Mont Bego]
by François-Emmanuel Foderé