Archive for North America

Pattern and Function at Jeffers Petroglyphs

Jeffers petroglyph

TRACCE no. 9 – by Robert Alan Clouse

2nd International Congress of Rupestrian Archaeology
2-5 October 1997 DARFO BOARIO TERME
Pattern and Function at Jeffers Petroglyphs, Minnesota, USA.
The Jeffers Petroglyphs site in the Midwestern United States contains over 2,000 recorded carvings, some of which likely date to 5,000 B.P.

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Call for sessions proposals

TRACCE no. 8 – by Jack Steinbring

1999 International Rock Art Congress
at Ripon College
Ripon, Wisconsin, U.S.A., MAY 23 – 31 Read more

Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico

Albuquerque petroglyph

TRACCE no. 5 – by Petroglyph Monument Protection Coalition

Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico imperiled by Road Plans
National Monument comprises more than 7,200 acres along Albuquerque’s scenic West Mesa Escarpment and was established by Congress in 1990. Read more

The Peterborough Tragedy (Canada)

TRACCE no.3 – by Paul G. Bahn, Robert G. Bednarik, Jack Steinbring

We would like to draw the attention of Tracce readers to our recent illustrated paper in Rock Art Research in which we reveal for the first time… Read more

Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri

TRACCE no. 2 – by Carol Diaz-Granados

In 1993, a two-volume dissertation was completed entitled: The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri: A distributional, stylistic, contextual, temporal, and functional analysis of the state’s rock graphics.
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Rock Art and Lilliputian Hallucinations

Pipestone. Minnesota

TRACCE no. 2 – by Kevin L. Callahan

Ethnohistorical sources regarding the creation of rock art around the world frequently make reference to “little people” as the makers of rock art. As David Whitley (1991) has noted, this may be due to a taboo against talking about a dead shaman and not verbally distinguishing the shaman’s spirit helper or tutelary spirit from the deceased shaman
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