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Aboriginal Rock Art
The Kimberleys, Western Australia

Algonkian rock art at Petroglyphs Provincial Park
Petroglyph Provincial Park has a special place in Ontario's provincial parks system. It is the site of one of the most intriguing and evocative archeological treasures in Canada. This Historical Park draws visitors from far and near to view the sacred rock carvings from which it takes its name.

American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA)
(ARARA) evolved out of the Rock Art Symposium held in 1974 in Farmington, New Mexico. The founding members dedicated the organization to the support of rock art research, conservation, and education. ARARA is the oldest rock art association in the world.

Ancient Anasazi Rock Art
Moab Utah USA

Ancient Painters of the North Umpqua
Before the eruption of Mt. Mazama nearly 7,000 years ago, Indians in Oregon created beautiful rock drawings of a different world than we know today. During this adventure, you'll tour two caves nestled in the heart of the Umpqua Basin - - one with more than 80 painted figures of years gone by.

Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA)

Basketmaker Spatial Identity: Rock Art as Culture and Praxis

Bawinanga Rock Art Recording Project
The Eastern Kunwinjku people of Western and Central Arnhem Land live traditional lives on outstations or homeland centres in the Mann, Cadell and Liverpool Rivers district south of the coastal Arnhem Land community of Maningrida in the Northern Territory. In 1992, members of neighboring clans expressed an interest in mining companies for exploration proposals. As a consequence, the Eastern Kunwinjku decided that it was time to start documenting their extensive rock art sites so that balanda (the Aboriginal word for people of European descent) would understand the need to protect such places.

Chauvet Cave
On 17 January 1995, the Minister of Culture and Francophony, Jacques Toubon, announced the exceptional archaeological discovery of a decorated cave. It incorporates several very large galleries that accommodate more than 300 paintings and engravings dating to the Paleolithic era (between 32,000 and 30,000 years ago). These works depict a unique and diverse menagerie among which rhinoceroses, felines, bears, owls, and mammoths. The discovery was made in December of 1994 at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in the Ardèche region of France.

Contemporary Approaches to World Rock Art
Brief overview of the current state of rock art studies - specifically, description of the distribution and chronology of major rock art bodies throughout the world, the major techniques for dating and analysing rock art, as well as current approaches to rock art conservation and management.

Coso Range petroglyphs at Maturango Museum
The Maturango Museum guides provide public access to this treasure of rock art. Some of these petroglyphs have been dated to 16,000 years before present. We take you to "Little Petroglyph Canyon," the best of all of the many canyons on the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station land. There are over 6000 petroglyphs to be seen in a canyon a mile long.

Cosquer Cave
La grotte Cosquer est située dans les Calanques, près de Marseille, au cap Morgiou. Elle est accessible par un tunnel long de 175 mètres don’t l'entrée est à 37 mètres de fond.

Graduate Studies in Rock Art at University of Southampton, UK
The MA in the Anthropology and Archaeology of Rock Art is intended for graduates in archaeology, anthropology and art history, and other related disciplines. The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary skills to pursue further research in the field of rock art studies. The course can also be seen as an end in itself for students seeking an overview of rock art research, past and present. It not only provides an advanced theoretical and methodological background to the study of rock art, but also creates an awareness of contemporary concerns and ethical issues, such as indigenous rights, and the presentation and management of rock art sites. The Faculty's MA structure allows students to take courses from a wide variety of options, enabling them to develop their own particular interest in rock art.

Inscription Rock Site
Inscription Rock, on the south shore of Kelleys Island, is marked with prehistoric Indian pictographs. The flat-topped limestone slab displays carvings of animals and human figures. Discovered partly buried in the shoreline in 1833, the 32 feet by 21 feet rock is now entirely exposed. Much eroded by the elements, it is now protected by a roof and viewing platform. Archaeologists believe the inscriptions date from sometime between AD 1200 and 1600.

Leo Petroglyph Site
Leo Petroglyph is an outstanding example of prehistoric Indian inscriptions.

Lower Pecos River Rock Art - On the Trail of Pictographs

Mural Art in the Sierra de San Francisco

Nilgiri Archaeological Finds – Rock Art

Norwegian Rock Carvings: Petroglyphs

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
The Ometepe Petroglyph Project is a long term volunteer field survey of the Maderas half of the Nicaraguan island of Ometepe. So far the project has recorded and mapped 22 archaeological sites along the northern slopes of the Maderas volcano, and over 300 petroglyph panels have been photographed, drawn, and cataloged.

Paleolithic Cave Art Resource

Petroglyph National Monument
More than 15,000 prehistoric and historic Native American and Hispanic petroglyphs (images carved in rock) stretch 17-miles along Albuquerque s West Mesa escarpment. Associated archeological sites provide important chapters in a 12,000 year- long story of human life in the Albuquerque area.

Petroglyphs and Rock Paintings

Petroglyph projects at the department of archaeology, Umeå university

Rock Art Studies and Prehistoric Landscape in the Canadian Shield

Rock Art Database (DOS)
DOS-DATABASE application derived from EUGA - Central Alps Rock Art Archive.

The Rock Art Foundation
RAF was organized to promote the conservation and interpretation of Native American rock art in the Lower Pecos region of Southwest Texas.

Rock Art Discussion List

Rock Art Net
A project to provide information about online Rock Art resources. It's open to all Rock Art researchers.

Rock Art Research Unit University of the Witwatersrand
The Rock Art Research Unit is devoted to full time research on southern African rock art. It is part of the Department of Archaeology at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Rock Art Solar Markers
Many examples of sunlight interacting with petroglyphs in a distinctive way have been found. Often these interactions occur on astronomically significant days. The SOLMAR Project is assembling a database of such observations. It is hoped that examining a large number of observations will give insights into the astronomical knowledge of ancient peoples and the implications of certain iconography.

Rock Carvings and Inscriptions along the Karakorum Highway

Saline River Valley Petroglyphs, Kansas

Sanilac Petroglyph Site
Mythical water panthers, deer and a Native American archer still roam the banks of the north branch of the Cass River, south of Bad Axe.

The Shamanic Tradition in Chumash Rock Art

Three Rivers and Petroglyph National Monument

TRACCE - Online Rock Art Bulletin

Upper Midwest Rock Art Research Association
The Upper Midwest Rock Art Research Association is dedicated to publicizing the petroglyph and pictograph research being conducted in the Upper Midwest of the United States, including - but not limited to - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

Utah Rock Art Survey

Valcamonica Home Page
Prehistoric petroglyphs in the Alps.

Watercolors of Texas Rock Art


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