Archive for Methods – metodi

Chenal shelter, six thousand years of iconography

Chenal shelter

Chenal shelter

The oldest post-Palaeolithic engravings of the Alps, 5th millennium BC, reveal many contact points with the ancient megalithic art of Brittany. We publish here the complete paper related to the Montjovet-Chenal shelter, Aosta valley; Italian version, with short English abstract and all-sectors tracings. Full text-image searchable flip book (Flash plugin needed). The low-res PDF is also available.

by A. Arcà, D. Daudry, A. Fossati, F. Morello, L. Raiteri

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Reflecting (on) Petroglyphs: Two Cases

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Parque Diaguita

Two instances of special petroglyph manifestations in Namibia (Twyfelfontein Valley) and Peru (Virú Valley), having very limited visibility, will be discussed in this paper.
Dos casos de manifestaciones especiales de petroglifos en Namibia (Valle de Twyfelfontein) y Perú (Valle de Virú), que demuestran de tener una visibilidad muy limitada, serán discutidos en este documento.

by Maarten van Hoek


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CAA 2015, computer and rock art studies

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Call for papers

The Call for Papers for the 43rd International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2015) is open. You may submit your abstract for the Session 3C, Computer and rock art studies: data collection,  interpretation and communication. Deadline november 20th 2014.




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Chenal: il riparo inciso – the engraved shelter

Chenal schelter

Chenal shelter

Una recente scoperta: le più antiche figure post-paleolitiche dell’arte rupestre alpina. A recent discovery: the most ancient post-palaeolithic figures of the alpine rock art. Venerdì 9 maggio 2014 ore 17.30 presentazione pubblica ad Aosta; Friday, May 9, 2014 5:30 p.m. public presentation at Aosta (I).

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by A. Arcà, D. Daudry, A. Fossati, F. Morello, L. Raiteri, L. Bornaz

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Valcamonica, 2014 Rock Art Fieldwork & Field School

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Tracing prehistory

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

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Valcamonica, 2013 Rock Art Fieldwork & Field School

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Tracing prehistory

Again in 2013, from July 18 to August 8, 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

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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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2012: archeologia rupestre a Paspardo, Valcamonica

Valcamonica, rilievo di arte rupestre

Anche per il 2012 la campagna estiva di archeologia rupestre sarà organizzata a Paspardo, Valcamonica. E’ un’area che offre grandi opportunità ad archeologi, studiosi, studenti ed appassionati della materia. I partecipanti apprenderanno a ricercare, pulire, fotografare, rilevare e catalogare le incisioni rupestri. ATTENZIONE: campo 2013 dal 18 luglio al 8 agosto.

by Angelo Eugenio Fossati

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Valcamonica, 2012 Rock Art Fieldwork & Field School

Tracing Valcamonica rock art

Again in 2012 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. (2013 fieldwork Jul 18-Aug 8)

 

by Angelo Eugenio Fossati

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Rock art in the western Alps: research, methods…

Warrior or gladiator

TRACCE open access papers


Arcà Andrea, 2004.
Rock art in the western Alps: research, methods, data and discoveries. In: Actes du XIVème congrès UISPP, Université de Liège, Belgique, 2-8 septembre 2001. Section 8, Art du paléolithique supérieur et du mésolithique, C 8.4, Bilan des arts rupestres en Europe, Oxford, pp. 95-106

| abstract and full text-image inline PDF | English, French
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Oxalate conference – call for papers

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This first announcement is a call for expressions of interest in presenting a paper and/or displaying a poster at the Third International Conference on Oxalate Films associated with works of art… International Conference on “Oxalate Films on Rocks and Works of Art”.

by Alan Watchman

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How do we recognise rock art?

Aboriginal engraving

This paper was stimulated by an on-line discussion with Andrea Arcà (Case example 4: figurative and non-figurative below) about a need for archaeologists to treat figurative and non-figurative rock art differently.

by † John Clegg

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Dating and (up)dating Valcamonica rock art

Valcamonica chronology

Since the beginning the achievement of a correct chronological attribution has represented an important point of any rock art research. But since the beginning any chronological attribution has been subjected to the risk of being questioned, not accepted or simply updated. So rock art dating is often controversial…

by Andrea Arcà

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Guide of Good Conduct to Prehistoric Art

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Prehistoric Art belongs to all of us and above all, to future generations: this document contains important suggestions for visitors and researchers dealing with rock art.

by Mila Simões de Abreu – UTAD, IFRAO Portugal

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Rock Carvings in the Borderlands

Solberg, Østfold

Bohuslän/Dalsland in Sweden and Østfold in Norway. An INTERREG IIA project. Final report.

by Jan Magnusson

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EuroPreArt, the project

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Prehistoric Art is among the most important components of the European Heritage. It stands as an example of the diversity of the cultural memories of the European territories, but it also witnesses a common trend, a radical unity, in the emergence of symbolic behaviour.

by Luiz Oosterbeek, EuroPreArt coordinator

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The EuroPreArt database system

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The EuroPreArt database system has been developed by a team of European Institutions and Universities: any comment regarding its structure and organization is welcome.

by Andrea Arcà – Footsteps of Man, EuroPreArt webmaster

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Establishment of a Global Archive

Global archive

TRACCE no. 12 – by B. K. Swartz Jr., John P. Hale


Establishment of a Global Archive of Prehistoric Rock Art Photographs.
The Global Archive of Prehistoric Rock Art Photographs is a web-based depository for rock art images and associated information.

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