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TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin 16 – Aug 2003



# 16August 2003

TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin 16
by Footsteps of Man-Le Orme dell’Uomo (Valcamonica – I)

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MEGART – The Megalithic Art of…


The Gavrinis cairn (Brittany, F) with its engraved slabs is one of the most impressive monuments of the European Megalithic art (Neolithic).
Photo gallery.

by Andrea Arcà

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Perché hanno fatto le coppelle?

Rilievo didattico

Benvenuti nel passato. Ecco i fantastici lavori che abbiamo realizzato durante le ricerche nel bosco delle rocce bucate, cioè le rocce con le coppelle lungo l’itinerario archeologico e naturalistico sulla collina morenica di Monsagnasco.

by bambini della scuola elementare Baricco (Torino, 2001)

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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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Preservation of Rock Art

Protect rock art

I have been studying rock art in the American West for over 10 years, concentrating my research on public sites, and how they have been “developed” for public visitation. I have drawn a number of conclusion about site selection, and procedures for preparing a site for public visitation.

by Ronald D. Sanders

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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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Manzanez mill rock art: a destroyed sanctuary

Manzanez submerged

The area, extremely rich in Palaeolithic-to-contemporary rock art, is now submerged, like the bordering Portuguese ones, by the huge artificial lake of the Guadiana dam. Photo gallery.

by Hipolito Collado Giraldo

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Hannibal was here



At the beginning of the 1980’s some strange rock inscriptions were first found on Fuerteventura, later on Lanzarote as well. “Inscriptions” may be a misleading term in this context. They are only shallow markings scratched on to hard basalt rocks.

by Werner Pichler

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La Roccia falsaria

Spirale contemporanea

Le coppelle vere e le nuove (false) incisioni del Monte Musiné scoperte e disegnate dai bambini della scuola elementare di Caselette (TO)…

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