Archive for books – journals – reviews

Actualización del arte rupestre en la cuenca del río Virú


The paper by Daniel Castillo Benites from Peru and María Susana Barrau from Argentina (2016) offers an excellent overview regarding the rock art of the Virú drainage in northern Peru. Yet there are some flaws.

El trabajo de Daniel Castillo Benites (de Perú) y María Susana Barrau (de Argentina) (2016) ofrece una excelente visión general del arte rupestre en la cuenca del río Virú en el norte del Perú. Sin embargo, hay algunas fallas.

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15 years of Rupestreweb, 12 new papers online




January-April 2015, twelve new papers on Rupestreweb, for its 15 years of web-presence; a rich overlook about: Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, México, Nicaragua Perú, República Dominicana.  Piedras sagradas, conservação, narraciones orales, murales policromos,  piedras pintadas, geoglyphs and so on…
Rupestreweb, Arte rupestre en América Latina.

by Rupestreweb

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Prehistory popularisation: a de profundis?


Cave art

Two recently published  archaeology books, mainly or partially concerning cave art, show a set of inaccuracies which doesn’t seem acceptable, not only for a specialised scientific level, but also for an educational one. The lack of a review process performed by professional archaeologists demonstrates the weakness in Italy, and not only, of the archaeologist profession, particularly in the prehistoric and rock art fields.

by R.C. de Marinis

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TRACCE Facebook posts April-June 2013


Facebook posts

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…
[printed maintaining links with the Firefox AddOn “Print pages to Pdf”]

by TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin
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Rupestreweb, May-August 2013 new papers online



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.

by Rupestreweb

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Rock Art Studies Bibliographic Database updated

Rock Art Studies Bibliographic Database updated.
After twenty years, the database contains over 27,000 citations.

by Leigh Marymor
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The Carcancha and the Apu


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

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Rupestreweb, 17 new papers online



January 2013, seventeen new papers on Rupestreweb, the best online Mid and South-America rock art review; a rich overlook about: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Cuba, México, Perú, República Dominicana. Petroglyphs, rock paintings, research, archaeology… want you claim more?
Rupestreweb, Arte rupestre en América Latina.

by Rupestreweb

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TRACCE 2012 top 100

traccestats201235 815 pageviews on TRACCE papers on 2012, from March 20 (TRACCE 3rd “refurbishment”) to December 31: 117 papers read each day. Detailed classification index available.

Sono 35.815 le pagine lette nel 2012, dal 20 marzo, data del 3° restyling di TRACCE, fino al 31 Decembre. 117 articoli letti ogni giorno. E’ disponibile la  classifica delle prime 100 posizioni.

by editor

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Piero Barocelli, a rupestrian archeology pioneer

Piero Barocelli, archaeologist

Piero Barocelli’s work on Mt. Bego Petroglpyphs plays a highly original and markedly pioneering role for the Alpine and European rupestrian archaeology. Full text-image inline PDF available (TRACCE open access papers).

Gli studi di Piero Barocelli sui petroglifi del Monte Bego assumono per l’archeologia rupestre alpina ed europea una posizione fortemente originale e di marcato pionierismo. Disponibile la versione PDF integrale.

by Andrea Arcà

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Valcamonica&Valtellina, novità dalla ricerca

Copper Age daggers

Valcamonica and Valtellina, news from the research field. April 28 2012, Capo di Ponte, Valcamonica: presentation of the Volume XXII of the Bullettin d’études préhistoriques et archéologiques Alpines.

by Angelo E. FOSSATI


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TRACCE is back again – TRACCE ritorna

TRACCE cover

TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin, the first online rock art bulletin, is back again. You are as always welcome!

TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin, il primo bollettino online di arte rupestre, è di nuovo attivo. Siete come sempre i benvenuti

by AA – TRACCE Editor

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TRACCE welcome pack – book offer

Book offer

A limited time offer to celebrate the new TRACCE 2012 version: three interesting rock art and alpine hiking books for a bargain price. Please take a look!

Un’offerta interessante per festeggiare la nuova versione 2012 di TRACCE: tre libri di arte rupestre e di escursionismo alpino ad un prezzo irripetibile. Dai un’occhiata!

by AA – TRACCE Editor

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Sui Sentieri dell’arte rupestre – again available

Copertina – cover

44 escursioni alle più importanti aree incise delle Alpi. Tutti i settori sono rappresentati: dalle Alpi francesi (Bego, Ubaye e Moriana) e italiane (Alpi Occidentali, Valtellina, Valcamonica, Asiago), a quelle svizzere (Vallese e Grigioni) e austriache (Spittal, Golling, Schneid Joch). Un piccolo manuale di archeologia rupestre, che riassume anni di studio e di ricerca. The most complete guide to the Alpine Rock Art

by Andrea Arcà e Angelo Fossati

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La castagna della Vallecamonica

Book cover - copertina

Il volume ospita gli atti del convegno interdisciplinare tenutosi a Paspardo (BS – I) dal 6 all’8 ottobre 2006, dal titolo La castagna della Vallecamonica, dalla valorizzazione delle colture allo sviluppo della cultura.

by Angelo E. Fossati

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La Spada sulla Roccia – a new rock art book

Spada sulla Roccia, cover

Archaeological and ethnographic book focussed on the relation between rock art and sword traditional dances of the Susa and Cenischia valleys (Italy, TO).
31 pagine da sfogliare in anteprima online. Altre pagine di esempio sono disponibili in PDF. You can browse 31 pages of web preview and many PDF samples.

by Andrea ARCÀ

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Manual de arte rupestre de Cundinamarca

Manual de arte rupestre

Estimados colegas: presentamos la información de una nueva publicacion de arte rupestre en Colombia.

by Alvaro Botiva Contreras, Diego Martínez Celis

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NEWS ’95 – International Rock Art Congress

NEWS 95 proceedings

TRACCE no. 12 – by Dario Seglie, Pietro Ricchiardi

Introduction to the acts of the Congress NEWS ’95.
The Proceedings of the International Rock Art and Cognitive Archaeology Congress NEWS95, are presented to the international scientific community.

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