Archive for Rock art SOS

Guadiana last day

Guadiana map

TRACCE no. 13 – by Mila Simoes de Abreu, Andrea Arcà


Alea jacta est. Within few hours the Portuguese-Spanish Alqueva dam water will start to submerge thousands of years of human history and archaeological remains: hundreds of prehistoric engraved rocks, Roman mills, millenarian olive-groves and cork-plantations will be lost forever under the Portuguese Archaeological Institute blessing.

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The Molino Manzanez site

Molino Manzanez

TRACCE no. 13 – by TRACCE editor


Durante los meses de Enero y Febrero de 2001 un equipo de 15 realizaron todos los trabajos de documentación pertinentes del conjunto de grabados rupestres prehistóricos localizados en este pequeño enclave geográfico de la provincia de Badajoz.

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Portugal: damned dams again

Damned dam

TRACCE no. 13 – by M. Simoes de Abreu, A. Arcà, A. Fossati


With the complicity of the European Union new large and important rock art areas will be submerged by the Alqueva dam (Portugal – Spain).

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The plight of Portuguese rock art

Guadiana cow

 

TRACCE no. 13 TRACCE open access papers


Arcà A., Bednarik R.G., Fossati A., Jaffe  L., Simões De Abreu M. 2001.
Damned dams again: the plight of Portuguese rock art, Rock Art Research 2001, volume 18, n. 1, special report insert, pp. i-viii

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UISPP motion for the Guadiana rock Art

Save Guadiana!

TRACCE no. 13 – by UISPP


Lors de la réunion du Conseil Permanent du vendredi 7 septembre 2001, réunie à Liège (Belgique), la motion suivante a été proposée et acceptée. Par la suite, elle a été présenté lors de l’Assemblée générale de l’UISPP, tenue à Bruxelles le samedi 8 septembre.

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The IFRAO position

IFRAO logo

TRACCE no. 13 – by Mila Simoes de Abreu, IFRAO Portugal


The International Federation of Rock Art Organizations applauds the important discovery of rock-engravings by the river Guadiana in Spain and Portugal, in a zone that will be flooded by the Alqueva dam.

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A posição do IFRAO

IFRAO logo

TRACCE no. 13 – de Mila Simoes de Abreu, IFRAO Portugal


Nomeação imediata de uma comissão internacional de acompanhamento verdadeiramente independente. Demissão dos responsáveis do IPA e do CNART que não verificaram o trabalho levado a cabo pela EDIA. Participação internacional do esforço de prospecção, levantamento e estudo das gravuras rupestres do rio Guadiana.

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European project statement

EU

TRACCE no. 13 – by Past Signs and present Memories project


The recent discovery of an important prehistoric art complex in the Iberian Peninsula, in the Guadiana valley, imposes itself as a reason for joy, but also for concern, from the archaeologists and European citizens.

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The LINKS page

(unsaved)

TRACCE no. 13 – by Editor


Guadiana rock art related links dating back to 2011. Most of these links are no more working (try Google and Web Archive – Wayback machine): perhaps a broom blow was given over an underwater but still hot problem…

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Alqueva Dam in southern Portugal

Cota 139 movement

TRACCE no. 13 – by Movimento Cota 139


How EU and national policies can still promote unsustainable models of rural development that destroy habitats and species protected under EU law.

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Minimisation? It works (IMHO)!

Pyramids minimisation

TRACCE no. 13 – by IMHO – The International Minimisation Heritage Organisation


A new technique has been found: it is called the “MINIMISATION”. Really very simple: it is sufficient to “MINIMISE” the impact of the dam over the natural and the cultural environment by MINIMISING the natural and the cultural heritage itself. The Columbus’ egg!.

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Alqueva SOS petition

Petition page

TRACCE no. 13 – by International Rock Art Community


List of people who endorsed the petition to Portuguese government and European Union till the 18 February 2002.
Originally posted at: http://www.petitiononline.com/Alqueva/petition.html


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Guadiana rock art gallery – Spanish side

the Guadiana river

TRACCE no. 13 – by Editor


16 pictures from the Spanish side of the Guadiana river: environment and rock art (now submerged by the dam)

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Guadiana rock art gallery – Portuguese side

Guadiana rock art

TRACCE no. 13 – by Editor


22 pictures from the Portuguese side of the Guadiana river: many different kinds of rock art figures, now submerged by the dam

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Los Molinos de Cheles

Molino Manzanez

TRACCE no. 13 – by TRACCE editor


(de Cheles 2000 en imágenes)
Esto es un fragmento del libro en el que muestro las fotografías y describo los paisajes, monumentos, fauna y flora próximos a Cheles que van a desaparecer cuando se termine el embalse de Alqueva. En este fragmento están los molinos. es el capítulo más largo del libro
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Jacinto Gil Sierra

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The Man of Bicorp

Spain pictograph

TRACCE no. 10 – by Giacomo Omallini


The Man of Bicorp in danger (Cueva de la Arana, Spain).
This rock painting discovered in 1921, in the cave of the Spider(Cueva de la Arana), in the province of Valencia, in Spain, dating back to the end of Palaeolithic, is the most beatiful ‘apiarian’ painting discovered till now.
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Pakistani Petroglyphs

Chilas Buddha

TRACCE no. 7 – by editor


An online abstract of an Archaeology (Official Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America) article, January/February 1997, and some recent messages in the Rock Art Mail List pointed the attention over the petroglyps in Pakistan and a new dam building. Read more

Save Petroglyph National Monument

Paseo the Road to Nowhere

TRACCE no. 7 – by Friends of the Albuquerque Petroglyphs


Save Petroglyph National Monument (Albuquerque – New Mexico – USA).
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Congressmen Steve Schiff (R-NM) and Joe Skeen (R-NM) have announced they will introduce legislation to allow Paseo del Norte, a six-lane freeway-type road, to be built through Petroglyph National Monument.
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