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TRACCE no. 3

Main Archaeological links, main Rock Art links, Short news and appointments…

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Main Archaeological links


  • Archnet The most complete world-wide. Many pages, areas, subjects, guest book (by University of Connecticut).
  • ARGE Archaeological Resource Guide Europe: it takes Naquane engravings as logo (Neolithic? Bronze Age?)
  • Romarch Roman Classic (and Iron Age) archaeology in Italy and Roman provinces (by University of Michigan).
  • Archaeological Fieldwork Server all over the world.
  • SCESCAPE Science: Anthropology & Archeology, many good links
  • Anthropology Resources on the Internet Discussion groups, WWW, good and long list of links by Allen h. Lutis


Main Rock Art links


  • ROCK ART LINKS Best Rock Art site, by Bob Edberg. At the same time a call for preservation
  • The homepage of American Rock Art Association (ARARA)
  • AURA Home Page The WWW Home Page of AURA, Australian Rock Art Research Organization
  • ROCK – LINKS by Footsteps of Man
  • Rock Art Foundation from southwest Texas, education and preservation
  • Valcamonica – Footsteps of Man
  • Vale do Côa Página Principal Main page: refer to it about Côa Valley experience (in Portuguese)
  • Rock Art Foundation Pecos Region on Southwest Texas, preservation and education
  • Stone Pages Extra site! Dolmens, standing stones, from Scotland, Ireland, England. More than 60 sub-pages.
  • Brian Lee’s Rock Art web site Many links and photo collections
  • Max Bertola’s Southern Utah Tour – Shaman and Rock Art Many good related pages.
  • François Rock art Page Petrarq project – useful links
  • Introducción al monumento megalitico de Dombate. Best example for archaeological documentation.

Short news and appointments

Rock Art mail list most recent subjects (1996 March-April):

    1. How come no mail? ................(10.4.96. Rock-art list experiences some periods of inactivity. Why? 1+5 messages)
    2. Mammoth petroglyphs ..............(10.4.96. Can we recognize mammooths in some engraved figures os US rock-art? 1+10 messages)


TAPAMVENI: The Rock Art of Petrified Forest and Beyond, having been reviewed as "one of the most beautiful books on American rock art ever published" by Jean Clottes in his "International Newsletter on Rock Art," just won first prize in the "National Park Service Cooperating Association Interpretive Excellence Competition" and was given an award of excellence by the National Park Service.
Posted on behalf of the Petrified Forest Museum Association which published the book. Address: PFMA, Box 2277, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028. Price: $29.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.

Pete Rhode is proud to announce the recent publication of a monograph on California charmstones: Coyote Press has released the long awaited tome Further Notes on California Charmstones
by Albert B. Elsasser. It includes chapters on typology, relationships to local rock art, symbolism, and Rhode's albeit lengthy compendium on phallic symbolism compiled from researchers contributions (and lots of his too!).

Coyote Press offers a litany of works on California archaeology and a whole lot more so please check out their catalog. They are always interested in publishing research on rock art and related antropological endeavours.

SWA Internet Archaeology Conference Announcement
Totemic Increase Rites for Internet Archaeology - Toward more efficient dissemination of the 'Big Picture' Ideas from Southwestern Anthropology and Archaeology
A CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2, 1996 PHOENIX, ARIZONA and WORLD-WIDE ON THE INTERNET. Southwestern Archaeology Web Site is sponsoring an Internet Archaeology conference in November, 1996, ...AND..., an Internet Archaeology Survey to better characterize Internet Archaeology sites on the WWW. DEADLINE Friday June 28, 1996. Brian Kenny, Conference Chair

Fieldworks in Valcamonica (Italy) with Footsteps of Man Grosio (Valtellina) July 20-30, 1996 Paspardo (Valcamonica) August 1-10, 1996 Trainig in studying – recording – tracing prehistoric alpine Rock Art Rock Art lectures Vacancies for 20 volunteers at both sites Minimum stay one week

Rock Art Research – Moving into the Twenty-First Century Swakopmund, Namibia, August 1l-18, 1996. Official IFRAO meeting 1996 organized by SARARA. Suggested topics for papers: Recording methods Dating Meaning and motivation Environmental issues and site management Education Aesthetic considerations

International Rock Art Congress 1997 Cochabamba, Bolivia April 1-6, 1997. Sponsored by IFRAO and UNESCO. Symposia and chairmen: Rock art dating (Watchman-Prous) The earliest rock art in the Americas (Steinbring-Schobinger) The earliest rock art – a world perspective (Bednarik) New approaches to rock art studies (D’Errico-Ogleby) Administration and conservation of rock art (Wainwright) New studies of rock art in south America (Briones-Dubelaar-Aschero-Podestrá-Taboada) IFRAO meeting – Exhibitions. Registration of papers before September 30, 1996



Tracce is open to all Rock Art organisations and researchers!
We call for short texts and images for the next issue (1996 July).
Texts (obviously about Rock Art and in English or Spanish) must be no longer (now enlarged) than 4500 characters.
They must have a short title, a signature and an address (also email if available).
Submit by writing or pasting them into the body of the email message.

You can submit also images.

    • If you are working on a PC/IBM, and your email program is EUDORA, we can accept any *.TIF - *.PCX - *.EPS - *.BMP - *.GIF - *.JPG.

Send them simply as attached files

  • If you are working on a MAC, export them in a PC/IBM format (*TIF, *.EPS, perhaps *.EPS is the best), and in the same way send them as attached files (not in the body of the message)


For short news and appointments (meetings, exhibitions, field works, books) please send an email to Andrea Arcà with no more than 200 characters and a WEB link if availaible.

Anyway post-offices and postmen are still working: at last choice you can mail (or fax) papers and images (printed pictures, tracings, photocopies, books, reviews, newsletters... our Rock Art specialized library is waiting for your books) to Footsteps of Man (real) address:

  • Coop. Archeologica Le Orme dell'Uomo, piazza Donatori di Sangue 1 - 25040 CERVENO (BS) - ITALY - phone +39-364-433.983 fax +39-364-43.43.51.


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