Australia Post — Print Post Publication No. PP329113/00038 ISSN 0813 - 2666 AURA Newsletter THE NEWSLETTER OF THE AUSTRALIAN ROCK ART RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (AURA) INC. Volume 19, Number 1 June 2002 19/1 List of contents of Rock Art Research from May 1984 to the present Volume 1, Number 1, May 1984 Editorial Variation in style and distribution of rock engravings in the Pilbara region (Western Australia). Howard P. McNickle (New Zealand) An image digitising and storage system for use in rock art research. Jeffrey L. Dickman (California) Rock art summer school Karlie-ngoinpool Cave: a preliminary report. Geoffrey D. Aslin (South Australia) and Robert G. Bednarik (Victoria) Research needs for physical conservation of rock art. G. S. Gibbons (New South Wales) Reviews and Abstracts Orientation Report of a meeting on rock art conservation (A. Rosenfeld, J. Golson, W. R. Ambrose and P. Hughes) – Report of the XIth ICAES Congress (R.G. Bednarik) – Rock art conservation and the Australian Bicentennial (J. Golson) – Introducing: the ACASPP – Rock art conference in Canada – Petroglyphs stolen in Canada – Easter Island Congress – XIth Congress of the Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques – Archaeological Tours – Second Australian Archaeometry Conference – Canadian Journal of Rock Art – Letters to the Editor AURA News Terminology – First General Meeting – Logo – ‘Registered Members’ – Membership and subscriptions – Request Volume 1, Number 2, November 1984 An introduction to rock paintings in Yunnan Province (People’s Republic of China). Wang Ningsheng (China) Rock art in Olary Province, South Australia. Margaret Nobbs (South Australia) The state of Australian rock art research and conservation in 1980. P. J. Hughes, J. Flood, S. Sullivan, D. Lambert, M. J. Morwood, P. J. F. Coutts, R. G. Gunn, D. A. Gillespie, J. Clarke, W. R. Ambrose and J. L. Gordon The 1980 Sydney Rock Art Conservation Workshop: opening statement Rock art problems from the national point of view New South Wales—rock art 1980 Deterioration of engraved and painted rock surfaces in New South Wales Aboriginal art sites in Queensland: a summation Rock art in Victoria Objectives of the Victorian rock art recording program Conservation of rock Art sites in the Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory Rock art conservation—a research project in Western Australia Site evaluation as a prerequisite to the management of art sites A review of surface treatments for stone Brief Reports Preliminary report on the rock art of Ipoh, Malaysia (P. Faulstich) Koorine Cave, South Australia (G. D. Aslin and R. G. Bednarik) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by P. Faulstich, R. G. Gunn and A. Rosenfeld Orientation Xlth U.J.S.P.P. Congress – ARARA Symposia – Introducing: ARARA – Events – Letters to the Editor AURA News Membership List – Statistical analysis of responses to Questionnaires – Notices and requests Volume 2, Number 1, May 1985 The Significance of Hand Motif Variations in the Stencilled Art of the Australian Aborigines. Bruce Wright (New South Wales), with Comments by Paul Faulstich, David R. Moore, R. G. Kimber, W. J. J. Van Ryssen, P. J. Trezise and Whitney Davis Rock paintings on Australian stamps The interpretation of prehistoric art. David Groenfeldt (Sri Lanka), with Comments by L. G. A. Smits, Alexander Gallus, Ann Sieveking, J. L. Dickman, Bruce J. Wright, Donald Brook and John Clegg Film documentary on rock art An introduction to the Spear Hill Rock Art Complex, northwestern Australia. Howard P. McNickle (New Zealand); With Comments by Bruce J. Wright and Frederick D. McCarthy The role of conservation techniques in rock art preservation. Paul M. Schwartzbaum (Italy) Brief Reports The ‘Parietal Markings Project’—a progress report (G. D. Aslin, E. K. Bednarik and R. G. Bednarik) Crocodile I Gallery, Laura (P. J. Trezise) La chronologie de l’art pariétal néolithique Saharien—une note (A. Debaumarché, D. Trias, L. Le Ribault, M. Schvoerer and F. X. Soleilhavoup) Reviews and Abstracts Comments on 1984 RAR papers, by F. X. Soleilhavoup, D. 2 Dragovich, R. G. Bednarik and Margaret Nobbs – Abstracts Orientation Conference on prehistoric rock art and archaeoastronomy, U.S.A. (Joseph J. Snyder) – Conference on Palaeolithic rock art: research and conservation, France (Josephine Flood) – Rock Art Preservation and Management Workshop, Australia – Forthcoming events – The Devil’s Rock Project – The problem of priorities (Les Groube) – Letters to the Editor, and editorial response AURA News Subscription dues – Notices and requests Volume 2, Number 2, November 1985 Theoretical concepts that lead to new analytic methods, modes of inquiry and classes of data. Alexander Marshack (U.S.A.), with Comments by John Clegg, Paul Faulstich, Robert Layton, David R. Moore, Clement W. Meighan and Jack Steinbring Monitoring visitor behaviour at rock art sites. Fay Gale (South Australia) UCLA Rock Art Archive Les paysages de l’art rupestre de plein air: vers une normalisation des méthodes d’étude et de conservation. François Soleilhavoup (France), with Comments by Josephine Flood, Whitney Davis, F. L. Virili and Andrée Rosenfeld Facts and figures: notes on rock Art in the Mt Isa area, north-western Queensland. M. J. Morwood (New South Wales) The origin of certain images in the rock Art of southern Africa. W. J. J. van Ryssen (South Africa), with Comments by Bruce Wright, L. G. A. Smits, Osaga Odak and David R. Moore Brief Reports Sydney Basin Aboriginal Heritage Study, Stage 1: Rock Engraving, Painting and Drawing Sites (Josephine McDonald) Mooraa Cave - a preliminary Report (G. D. Aslin and R. G. Bednarik) Reviews and Abstracts Reply by David Groenfeldt – Book Reviews – Abstracts Orientation The 1985 ARARA Symposium (Robert G. Bednarik) – Forthcoming events Harald Pager, 1923 – 1985 Introducing: the International Committee on Rock Art (CAR) – Proposed AURA field trip to France and Spain – Letter to the Editor, and editorial response AURA News New members Recent lectures – Canadian rock art specialist to be invited by AURA – Notices and requests – Errata Volume 3, Number 1, May 1986 Identifying high-risk visitors at Aboriginal art sites in Australia. Fay Gale and Jane Jacobs (South Australia), with Comments by C. Pearson, B. K. Swartz Jr, Sharon Sullivan, R. G. Gunn and Grahame L. Walsh, with authors’ Reply Rock Art Seminar and Field Trip – Sydney, September 1987 The searching intellect of man: map, model, chart. Hugh Cairns (New South Wales), with Comments by John Clegg, George F. Carter, Donald Brook and W. J. Jobling, with author’s Reply Parietal finger markings in Europe and Australia. Robert G. Bednarik (Victoria), with Comments by Whitney Davis, P. G. Bahn, David R. Moore and Alexander Gallus RAR Debates Further Comments on Marshack 1985, by Michel Lorblanchet, Brigitte and Gilles Delluc, and Ann Sieveking, with Alexander Marshack’s Reply to these and previous Comments Further Comment on Soleilhavoup 1985, by Michel Lorblanchet, with François Soleilhavoup’s Reply to this and previous Comments Further Comment on van Ryssen 1985, by N. Walker, with W. J. J. van Ryssen’s Reply to this and previous Comments Who’s Who in Rock Art Reviews and Abstracts Orientation Rock Art Symposium at A.A.A. Conference, Valla Park, November 1985 (David R. Moore) – Congreso Internacional de Arte Rupestre – Zaragoza (Fay Gale) – Forthcoming events: The World Archaeological Congress, Southampton 1986 – Proposed Franco-Cantabrian field trip by AURA – A.A.A. Conference 1986 – VIII Simposium Internacional de Arte Rupestre Americano – 11th IUPPS Congress, Mainz 1987 – Notices: private grants – Information exchange arrangements – Cave art tours – Visitors – Subscription dues Volume 3, Number 2, November 1986 No Sex, Please, we’re Aurignacians. Paul G. Bahn (England), with Comments by John Clegg, Jean Olottes, Paul Faulstich, Heinz Hunger, and Alexander Marshack; with author’s Reply Stochastic vs emblemic: an archaeologically useful method for the analysis of style in Australian rock art. Natalie R. Franklin (Victoria), with Comments by Whitney Davis, Josephine McDonald, Kelvin Officer, Anne-Marie Pessis, Paul S. C. Taçon, and Bruce Wright; with author’s Reply A plague of locusts, or manna from heaven? Tourists and conservation of cave art in southern France. D. Dragovich (New South Wales), with Comments by Paul G. Bahn, Jacques Brunet, Jean Clottes, Fay Gale, Jane Jacobs, David Lambert, Michel Lorblanchet and François Soleilhavoup; with author’s Reply Rock Art Protection Project by Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Publications on rock art, University of California, Los Angeles RAR Debates Further Comments on Bednarik 1986, by Elery Hamilton-Smith, Jean Olottes, and Paul Faulstich; with author’s Reply Further Comments on Gale and Jacobs 1986, by Jacques Brunet and Pierre Vidal, Josephine Flood, and Howard P. McNickle; with authors’ Reply Further Comment on Marshack 1985, by Jean Clottes; with author’s Reply. Further Comments on Soleilhavoup 1985, by J. Brunet and J. Vouvé, and François Rambeau; with author’s Reply 8th Triennial Meeting of the ICOM Committee for Conservation Rock Art Seminar and Field Trip, Sydney 1987 Brief Reports Comments on rock art recording (Clement W. Meighan) Rock art and environment: observations at Depuch Island (Sally E. Minchin) Review Orientation Darwin 1988 - The First AURA Congress – Organising the 1988 AURA Congress – News in Brief – Letter to the Editor – New AURA Members Volume 4, Number 1, May 1987 Middle Archaic Petroglyphs in Northern North America. Jack Steinbring (Canada), Eve Danziger (U.S.A.) and Richard Callaghan (Canada), with Comments by A. P. Buchner, Jeffrey L. Dickman, William D. Hyder and L. Loendorf; 3 with part of the authors’ Reply Termite and wasp damage to Australian rock art. J. A. L. Watson and J. M. Flood (A.C.T.), with appendix by I. D. Naumann and J. A. L. Watson Human picturing behaviour and the study of prehistoric pictures. John Clegg (New South Wales) Internal – external: a re-evaluation of the ‘x-ray’ concept in western Arnhem Land rock art. Paul S. C. Taçon (A.C.T.) RAR Debates Further Comment on Bahn 1986, by Georgia Lee; with author’s Reply. Brief Reports The 1986 AURA Franco-Cantabrian Field Trip: summary report (Steve Brown) Arte rupestre e identidad en Arequipa (Eloy Linares Málaga) The Spear Hill Rock Art Complex: an Update (Howard P. McNickle) Reviews and Abstracts Abstracts UCLA Rock Art Publications Orientation Sociedad de Investigación del Arte Rupestre de Bolivia – Southern African Rock Art Research Association – Prince Rainier III of Monaco Scholarship – Private grants for field research – Conservation information network, The Getty Conservation Institute – Rock art conservation seminar in Spain – Darwin 1988: First AURA Congress – North American Subcommittee – 5th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies – ICOM Rock Art Meeting – Other forthcoming events – We quote – Notices Volume 4, Number 2, November 1987 Rock art of the Koolburra Plateau, north Queensland. Josephine M. Flood (A.C.T.), with Comments by John Clegg, M. J. Morwood, Andrée Rosenfeld and P. J. Trezise; with author’s Reply Organisation, distribution and typology of the cave art of Monte del Castillo, Spain. Reynaldo Gonzalez Garcia (Spain) With Comments by Paul G. Bahn, Antonio Beltrán, Masaru Ogawa and Jack Steinbring; with author’s Reply Rock art conservation course in California The dating of Zimbabwean rock art. Nicholas J. Walker (United Kingdom) RAR Debates Remainder of authors’ initial Reply to Comments on Steinbring, Danziger and Callaghan 1987; with further Comments by David S. Whitley and Robert G. Bednarik, and Steinbring’s Reply to Whitley Brief Reports Rock art and ‘archaeopsychology’—rationale for a symposium (Whitney Davis) Silica skins: a panacea or a dream for rock art conservators (Alan Watchman) Reviews and Abstracts Reviews by Hilary Sullivan, R. G. (Ben) Gunn, Paul G. Bahn and Jack Steinbring – Abstracts Orientation The 1987 ARARA Symposium—a landmark in American rock art studies (R. G. Bednarik) – VIII Simposium Internacional de Arte Rupestre Americano (R. G. Bednarik) – Report of the lCOM Working Group on the Conservation of Rock Art (Andrée Rosenfeld) – Rock art session, Third Annual California Indian Conference (William D. Hyder) – Australian rock art film launched – Fifth International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Darwin 1988 – Asamblea General, SIARB – Darwin ’88, Second Announcement. First AURA Congress, Darwin, August - September 1988 – Notices – New AURA members Volume 5, Number 1, May 1988 Identifying fish species in the recent rock paintings of western Arnhem Land. Paul S. C. Taçon (A.C.T.) Rock art sequences: a matter of clarification. Frederick D. McCarthy (N.S.W.); with Comments by John Clegg, Bruno Davil, Natalie R. Franklin, Josephine McDonald, Lesley Maynard, David R. Moore, M. J. Morwood, Andrée Rosenfeld and Robert G. Bednarik; with author’s Reply. Engraved ostrich eggshell objects: new evidence of Upper Palaeolithic art in India. Giriraj Kumar, Geeta Narvare and Ramesh Pancholi (India), with Comments by B. D. Nandadeva, Gajendra S. Tyagi and V. S. Wakankar; with authors’ Reply. Arte mobiliar con tradición rupestre en el Sur del Peru. Eloy Linares Mälaga (Peru), with English synopsis and Comment by Roy Querejazu Lewis. Graduate Diploma Course on the Conservation of Rock Art Brief Reports Rock art and prehistory (Paul G. Bahn and Andrée Rosenfeld) Rock art and ethnography (Mike Morwood) Retouch: an option to conservation? (Graeme Ward) First rock paintings in Amazon Basin (Mario Consens, with Editor’s response) The Hupa calendar stones at Takimitlding and Medilding, northwestern California (E. Breck Parkman) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Darrell Lewis, Deborah Rose and Jack Steinbring. Orientation First rock art symposium in Bolivia (Roy Querejazu Lewis) – Seminaire international representations préhistoriques (Denis Vialou) – Rock art session, Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology (E. Breck Parkman) Rock Art Association of Manitoba formed (Jack Steinbring) – Rock Art Association of Hawaii formed – The Rock Art Archive, University of California, Los Angeles – Darwin 1988 – Third Announcement, First AURA Congress – Notices – Letter to the Editor Volume 5, Number 2, November 1988 Deliberate engravings on bone artefacts of Homo erectus. Dietrich Mania and Ursula Mania (German Democratic Republic), with Comments by Paul G. Bahn, Robert G. Bednarik, Iain Davidson, Whitney Davis, Alexander Gallus and John Halverson; with authors’ Reply. Sociedad de Investigación del Arte Rupestre de Bolivia (SIARB) Age determinations for rock varnish formation within petroglyphs: cation-ratio dating of 24 motifs from the Olary region, South Australia. Margaret F. Nobbs (Australia) and Ronald I. Dorn (U.S.A.) With Comments by Robert G. Bednarik, John Clegg, D. Dragovich, and Steven L. Reneau and Charles D. Harrington; with authors’ Reply. Vishnu Sridhar VVakankar, 4 May 1919 - 3 April 1988. Obituary by S. K. Pandey. Rock pictures of the Chillagoe-Mungana limestone belt, north Queensland. Bruno David and Maree David (Australia) RAR Debates Further Comments on Gonzalez Garcia 1987, by John Halverson, Reynaldo Gonzalez Garcia and Paul G. Bahn Two videotapes available Brief Reports 4 Reflections on the First AURA Congress (Jack Steinbring) Darwin’s AURA: the congress and the excursion (Paul G. Bahn) The Getty Conservation Institute Course on Rock Art Conservation, Los Angeles, 18–30 April 1988 (Andrée Rosenfeld) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by John Halverson, E. Breck Parkman and Matthias Strecker Orientation Tasmanian hand stencils (R. G. Bednarik) – Séminaire international ‘representations préhistoriques’ (Denis Vialou) – Notices – Letter to the Editor – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 1 International Federation of Rock Art Organizations formed (Robert G. Bednarik) – Indian Rock Art Research Association formed (S. K. Pandey) – Soviet Union – Japan – People’s Republic of China – Proposal for an IFRAO archival data sharing network (Maurice P. Lanteigne) Volume 6, Number 1, May 1989 A study of petroglyphs in Qinghai Province, China. Tang Hui-sheng (People’s Republic of China) Groupe d’Etudes, de Recherches et de Sauvegarde de l’Art Rupestre (GERSAR) Colour space transformations for the enhancement of rock art images by computer. Michael R. Rip (U.S.A.), with Comments by Mario Consens and Jeffrey L. Dickman Methodology in the analysis and interpretation of Upper Palaeolithic image: theory versus contextual analysis. Alexander Marshack (U.S.A.), with Comment by J. D. Lewis-Williams and T. A. Dowson The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Rock Art Protection Program. Graeme K. Ward and Sharon Sullivan (Australia) RAR Debates Further Comments on Nobbs and Dorn 1988, by John Clarke and Alan Watchman; with Reply by Margaret F. Nobbs and Ronald I. Dorn Brief Reports Plaques as Palaeolithic slates: an experiment to reproduce them (Pamela M. Russell) The status of rock art research in north-western California (E. Breck Parkman) The archaeology of Aboriginal art in S.E. Cape York: a research proposal (Mike Morwood) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Robert G. Bednarik and E. Breck Parkman Orientation Second International Rock Art Symposium in Bolivia (Matthias Strecker) – ICOM Working Group on Rock Art Conservation (Andrée Rosenfeld) – Notices, AURA Exhibition, Forthcoming rock art events, Second AURA Congress IFRAO Report No. 2 Proposed IFRAO projects Volume 6, Number 2, November 1989 !Science, hypothesis testing and prehistoric pictures. Daniel Tangri (Australia), with Comments by Paul Faulstich, Jarl Nordbladh, Kingsley Palmer and B. K. Swartz; with author’s Reply Judds Cavern: a subterranean Aboriginal painting site, southern Tasmania. Richard Cosgrove and Rhys Jones (Australia) The Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Rock Art Conservation (Alan Watchman) La gestuelle du membre supérieur dens les figurations féminines sculptées paléolithiques. Jean-Pierre Duhard (France), with summary and Comment by Paul G. Bahn; and author’s Reply The Galgenberg figurine from Krems, Austria. Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies’ Rock Art Protection Program: discussion of the first two years’ projects. Graeme K. Ward (Australia) RAR Debates Further Comments on Mania and Mania 1988, by Phillip J. Habgood, Dietrich Mania and Ursula Mania, and Robert G. Bednarik Further Comments on Nobbs and Dorn 1988, by Maurice P. Lanteigne and John Clegg Further Comment on Marshack 1989, by G. Sauvet Brief Reports An Aboriginal view of rock art management (David Mowaljarlai and Alan Watchman) Prehistoric rock art of southern Cape York Peninsula (Bruno David) The Archaeology of Aboriginal Art in S.E. Cape York: preliminary report on the 1989 fieldwork (Mike Morwood) AURA Explorers Expeditions Orientation Preparations for the Second AURA Congress: first progress report (R. G. Bednarik) – The AURA Exhibition: call for proposals – Notices IFRAO Report No. 3 Archival data sharing network: a response (Clement W. Meighan) Volume 7, Number 1, May 1990 Editorial Palaeolithic pigments in the Quercy, France. Michel Lorblanchet, Michel Labeau, J. L. Vernet, P. Fitte, H. Valladas, H. Cachier and M. Arnold (France) New light on the Niaux paintings. Jean Clottes, Michel Menu and Philippe Walter (France) The identification of cicatrices depicted on anthropomorphs in the Laura region, north Queensland. Bernard M. J. Huchet (Australia) A summary of occurrences of oxalate-rich crusts in Australia. Alan Watchman (Australia) RAR Debates Reply, Nobbs and Dorn 1988, by Margaret F. Nobbs and Ronald I. Dorn Further Comment on Mania and Mania 1988, by Iain Davidson Further Comments on Marshack 1989, by J. B. Deregowski, Jack Steinbring and Maurice Lanteigne, A. R. Willcox, J. D. Lewis-Williams and T. A. Dowson Further Comments on Tangri 1989, by Robert G. Bednarik and Mats P. Malmer; with Reply by Daniel Tangri Brief Reports New dates from Fern Cave, Cape York Peninsula (Bruno David) An Acheulian haematite pebble with striations (Robert G. Bednarik) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Paul G. Bahn, Kalle Sognnes and Howard P. McNickle Orientation Letters to the editor – Notices – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 4 Rock Art Society of India formed – IIIrd International Rock Art Symposium in Bolivia – SARARA Conference 1991 – Cairns ‘92 – Rock art tour of India. 5 Volume 7, Number 2, November 1990 Investigating 14C AMS: dating prehistoric rock art in the Sydney Sandstone Basin, Australia. Jo McDonald, Kelvin Officer, Tim Jull, Doug Donahue, John Head and Bruce Ford (Australia - U.S.A.) The sheep in Saharan rock art. Alfred Muzzolini (France), with Comments by A. Gautier, Jan Jelínek, François Soleilhavoup and Angela von den Driesch; with author’s Reply The bichrome art period in the Kimberley, Australia David Welch (Australia), with Comment by Darrell Lewis, and author’s Reply Mousterian skiffle? Note on a Middle Palaeolithic engraved bone from Schulen, Belgium. Dirk Huyge (Belgium) RAR Debates Further Comment on Duhard 1989, by Robert G. Bednarik, with Reply by Jean-Pierre Duhard Further Reply on Mania and Mania 1988, by Dietrich Mania and Ursula Mania Brief Reports Recent rock art research at Laura, north Queensland (Noelene Cole) Some thoughts on spatial organisation in prehistoric rock art (Douglas Mazonowicz) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Michel Lorblanchet, Kalle Sognnes and Robert G. Bednarik Orientation CAIRNS ‘92: the Second AURA Congress – Pâté with the President – Notices – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 5 First rock art symposium in Soviet Union – New IFRAO member – Changes in ARARA leadership – India forging ahead – Threat to Cuevas de Borbón, Dominican Republic – Recent and forthcoming events – Rock art tour of the U.S.S.R. Volume 8, Number 1, May 1991 A new name for a new discipline. Osaga Odak (Kenya), with Comments by Emmanuel Anati, John Clegg and Mario Consens; with author’s Reply. The petroglyphs of West Yorkshire. Explorations in analysis and interpretation. Jack Steinbring and Maurice Lanteigne (Canada), with Comment by Peter Jackson Rock art at Huashan, Guangxi Province, China. Li Fushun (China) Petroglyphs from central India. R. G. Bednarik (Australia), G. Kumar (India) and G. S. Tyagi (India) A survey of rock art in the Victoria River District, Northern Territory. Howard P. McNickle (New Zealand) RAR Debates A reply to Davidson on Mania and Mania, by Alexander Marshack. Further Comment on Tangri 1989, by Bernard M. J. Huchet, with Reply by Daniel Tangri Carnivore traces or Mousterian skiffle?, by Francesco d’Errico, with Reply by Dirk Huyge Brief Reports (Rationales for Cairns symposia) Rock art studies: the post-stylistic era. Where do we go from here? (Michel Lorblanchet and Paul Bahn) Rock art and information exchange (Claire Smith) Rock art studies as a curriculum for teaching (Giriraj Kumar and Osaga Odak) The rock art of the Sahara (Alfred Muzzolini) Spatial considerations in rock art (Paul Faulstich) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by A. R. Willcox, Robert G. Bednarik, Dominique Sacchi and Heino Eelsalu Orientation CAIRNS ‘92: Second Announcement – Darwin congress proceedings – AURA Exhibition – Membership fees – Chacmool 1990: a post-impressionist view (Maurice P. Lanteigne) – Notices IFRAO Report No. 6 IFRAO Keywords: international standardisation of keywords for rock art (Dario Seglie) – The IFRAO Standard Scale (R. G. Bednarik) – Code of ethics for sample removal – Destruction of rock art sites: IFRAO emergency plan – Rock Art Research Association of China formed (Chen Zhao Fu) – Notices Volume 8, Number 2, November 1991 Microscopic and statistical criteria for the identification of prehistoric systems of notation. Francesco d’Errico (France), with Comment by Robert G. Bednarik, and author’s Reply The use of graffiti in the monitoring of community attitudes towards Aboriginal .rock art. M. J. Morwood and Y. Kaiser-Glass (Australia) A testament to the shamanistic hallucinatory trance theory of the southern African rock art. Cyril A. Hromnik (South Africa), with Comment by J. D. Lewis-Williams, and author’s Reply Rock art of Russian Lapland. Vladimir J. Shumkin (Russia) Indigenous art and the limits of social science. Kingsley Palmer (Australia) Palaeolithic art from China. Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) and You Yuzhu (China) RAR Debates San informants on the practice of rock art in the Transkei, South Africa, by A. R. Willcox Style, statistics and the Karolta petroglyphs, by Maurice P. Lanteigne On form and meaning in rock art research, by Bruno David and Josephine Flood Rock painting sizes in the Kimberley and Victoria River District, by Grahame L. Walsh Brief Reports (including rationales for Cairns symposia) Bead-like fossils from an Acheulian occupation site, Israel (N. Goren-Inbar, Z. Lewy and M. E. Kislev) A new petroglyph recording method (Eve Selisaar) The dating of rock art (Alan Watchman and Jack Steinbring) Preservation of rock art (Andrew Thorn and Nicholas Stanley Price) The ethics of rock art research (Robert G. Bednarik and Mario Consens) Workshops on management: indigenous experiences and perceptions Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Patricia Vinnicombe, Paul G. Bahn, Bjarne Stig Hansen, Bernard M. J. Huchet, Alicia A. Fernández Distel and Claire Smith Orientation CAIRNS ‘92: Third Announcement – Notices – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 7 IIIrd International Rock Art Symposium in Bolivia (Matthias Strecker) – International rock art congress in U.S.A., 1994 – Notices 6 Volume 9, Number 1, May 1992 ‘Curious drawings’ at Cape York Peninsula. An account of the rock art of the Cape York Peninsula region of northeastern Australia and an overview of some regional characteristics. Noelene Cole and Bruno David (Australia) Painting with plants. Investigating fibres in Aboriginal rock paintings at Laura, north Queensland. Noelene Cole and Alan Watchman (Australia) RAR Debates An innovative analytical technology: discussion of its present and potential use, by Alexander Marshack A reply to Alexander Marshack, by Francesco d’Errico A reply to Peter Jackson, by Jack Steinbring and Maurice Lanteigne PPEF or ppiffle? by Paul G. Bahn Pefology: a new scientific discipline, by Osaga Odak Ethnographic clarifications: a response to Hromnik and Willcox, by Pieter Jolly A reply to Pieter Jolly, by Cyril A. Hromnik Brief Reports (including one rationale for Cairns symposium) Nurrabullgin—`A mountain, once seen, never to be forgotten’, John Grainer, Bruno David, Roger Cribb, Bruce White and Hilary Kuhn Management of rock imagery, B. Ford, G. K. Ward and B. Ware Orientation CAIRNS ‘92: Final Announcement – Field trips – Notices – The Käthe and Franz Schipfer Foundation IFRAO Report No. 8 The First SARARA International Conference (Maurice P. Lanteigne) – Third Business Meeting of IFRAO – Two new French members of IFRAO – Notices – Threat to Hazaribagh rock art (Robert G. Bednarik) Volume 9, Number 2, November 1992 Coherence - a constituent of `scenes’ in rock art. The transformation of linguistic analytical models for the study of rock paintings in Namibia. Tilman Lenssen-Erz (Germany), with Comments by Shirley Chesney, John Clegg and Bernard M. J. Huchet, and author’s Reply Investigating the cation-ratio calibration curve: evidence from South Australia. Alan Watchman (Australia) La dichotomie sociale sexuelle dans les figurations humaines magdal‚niennes. Une conception naturaliste … propos du modèle français. Jean-Pierre Duhard (France) First report of digital fluting from Melanesia. The cave art site of Kalate Egeanda, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. Chris Ballard (Australia) A well-dated Palaeolithic cave: the Cosquer Cave at Marseille. Jean Clottes, Jean Courtin and Hèléne Valladas (France) RAR Debates The graphical presentation of statistical data for the assessment of edge angle variance of Palaeolithic `art mobiliar’ engravings, by Maurice P. Lanteigne The study of engraved notches and their statistical analysis, by Francesco d’Errico Diversity and relativity in meaning, by Michel Lorblanchet Carve your name with pride? Visitor behaviour at Blacks Palace art site complex, Central Queensland Highlands, by Luke Godwin Rock art of southern Africa: an under-utilised data base, by H. C. Woodhouse Brief Reports An AMS date for north Queensland rock art (Bruno David) Spanish cave art proved a fake (Paul G. Bahn) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Robert G. Bednarik, Paul G. Bahn, Robin Fletcher and Paul S. C. Taçon Orientation Second AURA Congress, Academic Keynote Address: Science, and aesthetics, and the promise of rock art, by Jack Steinbring – The Second AURA Congress: a summary – List of congress participants – The Cairns Declaration – Forthcoming conferences – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 9 Minutes of the Second Business Meeting of IFRAO, by ShirleyAnn Pager – IFRAO draft constitution, by Ben Swartz – IFRAO Business Meetings 1992-1998 – Two new members of IFRAO – RARAC forges ahead in China – RASI rock art festival in India – SIARB education campaign – Busy year for AURA – The founding of IFRAO Volume 10, Number 1, May 1993 The archaeology of Upper Palaeolithic art: aspects of uniformitarianism. David W. Cameron (Australia), with Comments by Bernard M. J. Huchet, Daniel Tangri, Robert G. Bednarik and John Halverson, and author’s Reply Rock art in Gabon: petroglyphs in the Ogooué river valley. Richard Oslisly (France) Early `naturalistic’ human figures in the Kimberley, Australia. David Welch (Australia) RAR Debates Reply to Comments and an update on the Victoria River District, by Howard P. McNickle More information about South Australian cation-ratio dates, by Alan Watchman Brief Reports Australian papers presented at Yinchuan, China, 1991 (ed. Graeme K. Ward) Australian rock pictures in China and the Helan Shan petroglyphs (Graeme K. Ward) Address to opening session of First Conference of the Rock Art Research Association of China (Robert G. Bednarik) The direct dating of rock art (Robert G. Bednarik) Why people draw circles (Margaret Bullen) Gap Hill. A new Simple Figurative engraving site in western New South Wales (John Clegg) Blue paints in prehistory (Noelene Cole and Alan Watchman) Stencil art on the Woronora Plateau (Caryll Sefton) Conservation of rock imagery in Australia: funding support, protection projects and related research (Graeme K. Ward) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Patricia Vinnicombe, Robert G. Bednarik and Jan Jelínek Orientation Minutes of the Second General Meeting of AURA, by Yvonne Forrest – Letter to the Editor – Forthcoming events IFRAO Report No. 10 Minutes of the Third Business Meeting of IFRAO, by Robert G. Bednarik – Three new members of IFRAO – Addresses of IFRAO Representatives Volume 10, Number 2, November 1993 Theory and methods in Chinese rock art studies. Tang Huisheng (China) Sound reflection as an explanation for the content and context of rock art. Steven J. Waller (U.S.A.), with Comments by Paul G. Bahn, Jean Clottes and Jack Steinbring; and author’s Reply Natufian figurines from the new excavations of the el-Wad Cave, Mt Carmel, Israel. Mina Weinstein-Evron and Anna Belfer-Cohen (Israel) 7 Which way you look. Rock art, a dilemma for contemporary custodians. Ken Mulvaney (Australia) The birth of a new scientific discipline. Osaga Odak (Kenya), with Comments by Elery Hamilton-Smith, Colin Pearson, W. K. Subbo, Robert G. Bednarik and Leunita A. Muruli; and author’s Reply Dating intervention. Andrew Thorn (Australia) RAR Debates More on blue paint, by B. K. Swartz, Jr (U.S.A.) The roles of those who serve rock art, by B. K. Swartz, Jr Brief Reports Zalavruga’s petroglyphs and the prehistoric ego (Arsen A. Faradjev) About cupules (Robert G. Bednarik) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Robert G. Bednarik and María Mercedes Podestá Orientation Notes on archaeology and rock art research in north-west and central India, by M. J. Morwood – Forthcoming events – `Make ‘em bright’. Aboriginal re-marking of rock art in past and present Australia, by Katharine Sale – Obituary: Alex R. Willcox, by H. C. (Bert) Woodhouse – Notices – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 11 Rock Art—World Heritage, International ARARA Congress – News ‘95—International Rock Art Congress – Rock art studies: new approaches – First RASI Congress Volume 11, Number 1, May 1994 Contemporary indigenous use of traditional rock art sites at Yaraque, Bolivia. Roy Querejazu Lewis (Bolivia) Handy household hints for archaeological excavations at rock art sites. M. J. Morwood (Australia) Space, place and territory in rock art interpretation. An integration of concepts of space and their application to an unusual petroglyph locality in the Great Basin, U.S.A. B. K. Swartz, Jr and Thomas S. Hurlbutt (U.S.A.) The discrimination of rock markings. Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) Birds of Cosquer Cave. The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) and its significance during the Upper Palaeolithic. Francesco d’Errico (United Kingdom - Italy) Magdalenian bison in the caves of the Ariège. Jean Clottes (France), Marilyn Garner (U.S.A.) and Gilbert Maury (France) Brief Reports The ANTARES AMS spectrometer. Accelerators and lasers for dating rock art in Australia Claudio Tuniz and Alan Watchman (Australia) IFRAO Report No. 12 Notes from informal IFRAO meeting. New Delhi, India, 7 December 1993 – Introducing the IFRAO Standard Scale – International Rock Art Congress in Pinerolo and Turin, Italy, 30 August to 8 September 1995 Volume 11, Number 2, November 1994 The dating potential of rock art in the Kimberley, N.W. Australia. M. J. Morwood, G. L. Walsh and A. Watchman (Australia/Canada) San trance performances documented in the ethnological reports and rock paintings of southern Africa. Harald Pager (South Africa) Long-term lichen-removal experiments and petroglyph conservation: Fremont County, Wyoming, Ranch Petroglyph Site. Beverly Booth Childers (U.S.A.) RAR Debates Foresighting rock art, by Kalle Sognnes (Norway) Reply to Kalle Sognnes, by Jack Steinbring and Maurice Lanteigne (Canada) Dating intervention? by Alan Watchman (Canada) Epistemology and Palaeolithic rock art, by Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) Taphonomic considerations of rock art acoustics, by Steven J. Waller (U.S.A.) Art rupestre et processus géomorphologiques élémentaires, by François X. Soleilhavoup (France) The diversity of `petrographic’ rock markings, by Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) Brief Reports Zambia’s rock art heritage retrieved (Lunda F. J. Sinkamba) Dating charcoal paintings and drawings from Chillagoe: current research (Bruno David, Marvin Rowe, Claudio Tuniz and John Head) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Ivan P. Haskovec, Bert Woodhouse, R. G. Bednarik, W. R. McGlone, P. M. Leonard and J. L. Guthrie Orientation Rock art and archaeoastronomy, conference report by W. Breen Murray – First RASI Congress, by Giriraj Kumar – Bolivian Exhibition `Rock art - world heritage’, by M. Strecker – Rock art at the World Archaeological Congress 3, by R. G. Bednarik – Indigenous Cultural Heritage Protection Program in Australia – Obituary: Professor Elisabeth Schmid, by Inge Diethelm – RAR referees – Life members – Letters to the editor – Forthcoming events – Notices – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 13 Members’ progress reports: AARS, ARAPE, AURA, EARARA, GE.FE.BI., RARAC, Société Préhistorique Ariège-Pyrénées, SIARB – Comments on minutes – Agenda for 1995 IFRAO Meeting – Rock Art Congress NEWS 95 – Colour re-constitution achieved! Volume 12, Number 1, May 1995 Perception – depiction – perception, and communication: a skeleton key to rock art and its significance. J. B. Deregowski (United Kingdom), with Comments by John Clegg, John Halverson, Claire Smith and Paul S. C. Taçon; and author’s Reply Beeswax rock art in the Kimberley, Western Australia David Welch (Australia) The Peterborough petroglyph site: reflections on massive intervention in rock art. Paul G. Bahn (United Kingdom), Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) and Jack Steinbring (Canada) Digital colour re-constitution in rock art photography. Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) and Kulasekaran Seshadri (India) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Bruno David, William R. McGlone, Phillip M. Leonard, James L. Guthrie and Robert G. Bednarik Recent rock art journals – Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation Forthcoming events – Notices – Constitution of AURA IFRAO Report No. 14 Member’s progress report: RASI – Rock Art Congress NEWS 95 – Rock Art Research: Moving into the Twenty-first Century (SARARA conference) – The Hell’s Canyon saga continues 8 Volume 12, Number 2, November 1995 An improved procedure for the photographic enhancement of rock paintings. James Wilson Henderson (U.S.A.) The age of the Côa valley petroglyphs in Portugal. Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) Recent petroglyphs, Foz Côa, Portugal. Alan Watchman (Canada) The row and the circle: semiotic perspective of visual thinking. Hermione Kechagia (Greece) Regional patterning in the Aboriginal rock art of central Australia: a preliminary report. R. G. Gunn (Australia) Submissions concerning the Cairns Declaration Rock Art Bytes IFRAO calibration system as a plug-in (Robert Mark and Evelyn Newman) Colour re-constitution options (R. G. Bednarik) AURA joins the World Wide Web! Brief Reports Additional remarks on the Berekhat Ram figurine, by N. GorenInbar and S. Peltz (Israel) The earliest rock art in the Americas: North America, by Jack Steinbring (Canada) The earliest rock art in the Americas: South America, by Juan Schobinger (Argentina) The earliest palaeoart—a world perspective, by R. G. Bednarik (Australia) and P. G. Bahn (United Kingdom) Reviews and Abstracts With contribution by R. G. Bednarik – Recent rock art journals – Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation Minutes of the 1995 AURA Meeting – Obituary – Letters to the editor – Forthcoming events – Notices – New AURA members – AURA Inter-Congress Symposium February 1997 IFRAO Report No. 15 The Constitution of IFRAO – IFRAO addresses – International Conference of SARARA in Swakopmund, Namibia Volume 13, Number 1, May 1996 What to do on a rainy day: reminiscences of Mirriuwung and Gadjerong artists. Ken Mulvaney (Australia) A review of the theory and assumptions in the AMS dating of the Foz Côa petroglyphs, Portugal. Alan Watchman (Australia) AURA incorporated Analysis of white pigments from the Olary region, South Australia. E. J. Mawk, M. F. Nobbs and M. W. Rowe (U.S.A. and Australia) AURA Inter-Congress Symposium Daraki-Chattan: a Palaeolithic cupule site in India. Giriraj Kumar (India) Bolivia 1997 RAR Debates Who’s right? Whose right? By Margaret Bullen (Australia) An Australian perspective of the Peterborough project, by N. Franklin (Australia) Conservation, intervention or destruction of rock art? By A.-S. Hygen (Norway) Structure protects rock art, by I. N. M. Wainwright (Canada) Peer review of massive intervention, by P. G. Bahn, R. G. Bednarik and J.Steinbring (U.K., Australia, U.S.A.) An Aboriginal perspective of J. B. Deregowski’s article, by L. Bursill (Australia) Response to Les Bursill’s Comment, by J. B. Deregowski (U.K.) Côa debate required, by M. Leigh Marymor (U.S.A.) Côa debated at last! By R. G. Bednarik (Australia) Comment on ‘The row and the circle’, by R. G. Bednarik (Australia) Reply to Bednarik, by Hermione Kechagia (Greece) A further Comment on Kechagia’s paper, by A. A. Faradjev (Russia) Brief Reports Human nature and rock art production, by Clement W. Meighan (U.S.A.) Further rationales for symposia of the International SIARB Congress in 1997 Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Matthias Strecker, Claire Smith and R. G. Bednarik – Recent rock art journals Orientation Rock art dating workshop, SARARA 1996, Namibia – Symposium ‘Rock art and zoology’, SARARA 1996, Namibia – Forthcoming events IFRAO Report No. 16 Minutes of the 1995 IFRAO Meeting, Turin, Italy – NEWS95 International Rock Art Congress – New IFRAO members: Mid-America, Moscow Centre, StoneWatch, Verein Anisa Volume 13, Number 2, November 1996 Editorial A nano approach to the study of rock art: ‘The Walkunders’, Chillagoe, north Queensland, Australia. Alan Watchman and Elizabeth Hatte (Australia) Pigment analyses from Panther Cave, Texas. Marian Hyman, Solveig A. Turpin and Michael E. Zolensky (U.S.A.) Material culture in Kimberley rock art, Australia. David M. Welch (Australia) Palaeoindian bedrock petroglyphs at Epullán Grande Cave, northern Patagonia, Argentina. Eduardo A. Crivelli Montero and Mabel M. Fernández (Argentina), with Comment by R. G. Bednarik RAR Debates Ethical and conservation issues in removing lichens from petroglyphs, by Alice M. Tratebas and Fred Chapman (U.S.A.) Response to Alice M. Tratebas and Fred Chapman, by Beverly Childers (U.S.A.) Brief Reports Cave Paintings in Yunnan, China, by Peng Fei (Japan) More on massive intervention: the Aspeberget structure, by Paul G. Bahn (United Kingdom) and Anne-Sophie Hygen (Norway) Reviews and Abstracts With contribution by R. G. Bednarik – Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation AURA Inter-Congress Symposium – Melbourne symposium field trips – Archaeometry conference – Other forthcoming events – Input sought for heritage guidelines – Obituary: Professor Herbert F. Nowak – Clarification – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 17 Let’s save Toro Muerto (Peru) – Institutum Canarium – New IFRAO member: Eastern States Rock Art Research Association – The Meeting in Machias, Maine – Rationale for SIARB Symposium 5: Administration and conservation of rock art – SIARB International Rock Art Congress Volume 14, Number 1, May 1997 The distribution of cup-and-ring motifs along the Atlantic seabord of Europe. Maarten van Hoek (Holland) AMS radiocarbon age estimates for early rock paintings in 9 the Kimberley, N.W. Australia: preliminary results. A. L. Watchman, G. L. Walsh, M. J. Morwood and C. Tuniz (Australia) Obituary: Professor John Halverson The role of Pleistocene beads in documenting hominid cognition. Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) Ostrich eggshell beads in southern Africa, by H. C. Woodhouse (South Africa) Rock Art Bytes The International Rock Art Database Project. Henry Walt, Bruno David, John Brayer and Chris Musello (U.S.A./Australia) The Alta Conference on Rock Art (ACRA II) RAR Debates From Hell to Inferno (Bjarne Stig Hansen) Unfair criticism of Peterborough project (Bruce Ford) Hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing? (P. G. Bahn, R. G. Bednarik and J. Steinbring) Phillip V. Tobias Essay Competition No. 7, 1997/1998 (H. C. Woodhouse) Brief Reports The message stick: an anecdote (Michael Pickering) An unexpected spectacular find (Jan Jelínek) Reviews and Abstracts With contributions by Andrée Rosenfeld and R. G. Bednarik Membrane and numb brain: a close look at a recent claim for shamanism in Palaeolithic art (Paul G. Bahn) Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation Minutes of the 1997 AURA Meeting – ‘Crossing frontiers’: IRAC 1998 and ‘98 IFRAO Meeting – Other forthcoming events – Notices IFRAO Report No. 18 Minutes of the 1997 IFRAO Meeting – An evaluation of rock art conservation practices at Foz Côa, northern Portugal (B. K. Swartz, Jr.) – An investigation of the Portuguese government policies on the management of the Foz Côa sites (B. K. Swartz, Jr.) Volume 14, Number 2, November 1997 A Middle Palaeolithic engraved artefact from Qafzeh Cave, Israel. Erella Hovers (Israel), Bernard Vandermeersch (France) and Ofer Bar-Yosef (U.S.A.) Fight or dance? Ceremony and the spearthrower in northern Australian rock art. David M. Welch (Australia) Authentication of rock art in the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia. Bryce Barker, Katharine Sale and Alan Watchman (Australia) Rock art, occupation and myth. The correspondence of symbolic and archaeological sites within Arrernte rock art complexes of central Australia. R. G. Gunn (Australia) ‘Crossing frontiers’. IRAC 1998 and ‘98 IFRAO Meeting Rock Art Bytes Digitised recording of petroglyphs in Poesia Cave, Italy. D. Bertani, A. Capanni, M. Cetica, L. Pezzati and C. Pagliara (Italy) RAR Debates Minor reservations (N. Chandramouli) Daraki-Chattan: an important site (Robert G. Bednarik) Future research at Daraki-Chattan (Giriraj Kumar) Reviews With contributions by Ian J. McNiven and Claire Smith Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation Making a Mark: AURA Inter-Congress Symposium 1998 – Other forthcoming events – The 1997 SIARB rock art con- gress – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 19 1999 International Rock Art Congress: Ripon, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 23 - 31 May 1999 – The IFRAO Home Page – Activity reports: Cooperativa Archeologica ‘Le Orme dell’Uomo’, Mid-America Geographic Foundation Volume 15, Number 1, May 1998 Possible representations of Palaeolithic fish-traps in Upper Egyptian rock art. Dirk Huyge (Belgium), with Comments by Friedrich Berger, Achilles Gautier and Jean-Loïc Le Quellec; and author’s Reply Effect of water on Lower Pecos River rock paintings in Texas. Elmo J. Mawk and Marvin W. Rowe (U.S.A.) Sex, lies and symbolic behaviour. M. J. Morwood (Australia) The technology of petroglyphs. Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) Composition and source of dust on Split Rock paintings, Australia. Alan Watchman (Australia) A multivariate approach to characterise the groove shape of the linear parts of petroglyphs. Franco Urbani (Venezuela) RAR Debates Shamanism and Upper Palaeolithic art: a response to Bahn (J. D. Lewis-Williams and J. Clottes) Reviews With contributions by Bruno David, Jack Steinbring and Robert G. Bednarik Recent rock art journals – Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation Minutes of the 1998 AURA Meeting – ‘Making a mark’: the AURA Inter-Congress Symposium 1998 – ‘Crossing frontiers’, Portugal, calls for papers – 1999 International Rock Art Congress IFRAO-ARARA-MAGF, call for session proposals – Rock art education symposium 1999, call for papers – AURA 2000, the Third AURA Congress – Forthcoming events – Notices IFRAO Report No. 20 ‘Crossing frontiers’: International Rock Art Congress 1998 and ‘98 IFRAO Meeting, Portugal Volume 15, Number 2, November 1998 Patterned hand prints: a unique form from central Australia. R. G. Gunn (Australia) Mobiliary art from the Late Epipalaeolithic of the Negev, Israel. A. N. Goring-Morris (Israel) New Palaeolithic cave art in Cueva de el Pendo, Cantabrian Region, Spain. Ramón Montes Barquín, Juan Sanguino González, Antonio J. Gómez Laguna and Carlos G. Luque (Spain) Searching for hidden images: rock art geography in Stjørdal, Trøndelag, Norway. Kalle Sognnes and Anne Haug (Norway) The impact of fossils on the development of visual representation. John Feliks (U.S.A.), with Comments by Robert G. Bednarik, John L. Bradshaw, Elery Hamilton-Smith and Lawrence Guy Straus; and author’s Reply RAR Debates Fishing in the Sahara (Barbara E. Barich) ‘Where are the fish?’: piscatorial representations in central Saharan and Egyptian rock art (Dirk Huyge) Footnote on the technology of petroglyphs (R. G. Bednarik) Orientation The Third AURA Congress – Some of the symposia at the Third AURA Congress – Rock art and ecological knowledge – Dating rock art – Epistemology and rock art research – 10 News of the World II—IRAC 2000: Call for posters – Forthcoming events – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 21 ‘Crossing frontiers’: IRAC 1998, Vila Real, Portugal – Symposium rationales, IRAC 1999: Calls for papers – Semiotics, signs, symbols and mysticism in rock art – Computer technology as an aid to rock art research, site management and education – Landscape, place and rock art – The human figure in rock art – Arte rupestre de Sudamerica: Estudo actual Volume 16, Number 1, May 1999 Towards an understanding of Pälaqwan rock drawings: between visual and verbal expression. Dario Novellino (Italy) The environment and condition of multi-layered Aboriginal paintings at Kennedy-A in the wet tropics, north Queensland. I. Ward, C. Patterson and A. Watchman (Australia) Rock art protection in Bolivia. Matthias Strecker and Freddy Taboada (Bolivia) Rocks, motifs and techniques: a re-evaluation of a ‘unique’ petroglyphs site in Norway. Kalle Sognnes (Norway) RAR Debates On Huyge’s possible representations of fish-traps in Upper Egyptian rock art (A. Muzzolini) El-Hosh revisited (Dirk Huyge) Brief Reports The Camunian Rose (Bjarne Stig Hansen) The first Regional Training Course on Rock Art Painting Conservation for SE Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia (Bruno David) RAR Review With contributions by Hugh Cairns and R. G. Bednarik Recent rock art journals – Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation Third AURA Congress – Call for papers: the symposia of the Third AURA Congress – Call for posters – Forthcoming events IFRAO Report No. 22 The Third AURA Congress – Objectives – Academic program – Events – Field trips – Registration – Accommodation and bookings – Further information – News in brief Volume 16, Number 2, November 1999 Radiocarbon analyses of rock paintings: Hueco Tanks, Texas. Marian Hyman, Kay Sutherland, Marvin W. Rowe, Ruth Ann Armitage and John R. Southon (U.S.A.) The analysis of scan sequences embedded in Palaeolithic parietal images. Michael Eastham (United Kingdom), with Comments by John L. Bradshaw, J. B. Deregowski, Andrée Rosenfeld and Ann Sieveking; and author’s Reply A unique engraved object from the Epipalaeolithic of Israel. Daniel Kaufman (Israel) Pre-Historic open-air rock art in Galicia, north-west Spain: characteristics and principal iconography. Roberto Vázquez Rozas (Spain) Brief Reports ‘Bradshaws’ — an eastern province? Paul S. C. Taçon, Ken Mulvaney, Richard Fullagar and Lesley Head (Australia) Obituary on Wadi Sora? Friedrich Berger (Germany) RAR Review With contributions by R. G. Bednarik Recent rock art journals – Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation Third AURA Congress – Call for papers: the symposia of the Third AURA Congress – Congress field trips – Moroccan Association for the Protection of the Rupestrian Heritage – 5th International Rock Art Symposium, Bolivia, September 2000 – Forthcoming events IFRAO Report No. 23 Proceedings of the 1995 International Rock Art Congress, Turin – IRAC ‘99: A few words from the organiser (Jack Steinbring) – The Third AURA Congress – Field trips – Events – Registration – Further information Volume 17, Number 1, May 2000 Art, perception and information processing: an evolutionary perspective. Derek Hodgson (United Kingdom), with Comments by Robert G. Bednarik, John L. Bradshaw, Paul Faulstich, Sylvia Fein, John Feliks, Elery Hamilton-Smith and Andrew Sherratt; and author’s Reply Bon rock paintings at gNam mtsho: glimpses of the ancient religion of northern Tibet. John Vincent Bellezza (U.S.A.) Spencer and Gillen’s contribution to Australian rock art studies. R. G. Gunn (Australia) Brief Reports ‘Archaeologically dated Palaeolithic rock art’ at Fariseu, Côa valley Fariseu rock art not archaeologically dated (Mila Simões de Abreu and Robert G. Bednarik) Symposia of the Third AURA Congress Orientation Third AURA Congress – Short Field Trips Program – Additional major field trips – Response to the Cairns Declaration: a code of ethics for AURA (Noelene Cole and Graeme K. Ward) – Notes – Forthcoming events – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 24 IFRAO: the first dozen years – New IFRAO members – Fifth International Rock Art Symposium, Bolivia, September 2000 – Skopje 2002 Volume 17, Number 2, November 2000 Editorial Surface structure analysis of runic inscriptions on rock. A method for distinguishing between individual carvers. Laila Kitzler (Sweden) Rapa Nui cupules: voices of a disintegrating society? Maarten van Hoek (Holland) Central Australian rock art: a second report. R. G. Gunn (Australia) RAR Debates An artist’s perspective (Brian Langevad) Consciousness, art and communication (Michael Eastham) Hand grip or art: tribal or individual? (David M. Welch) Reply to David M. Welch (Daniel Kaufman) Brief Reports Earliest known Historical rock art in Australia (Robert G. Bednarik) Lichenometry and rock art (Robert G. Bednarik) RAR Review Book reviews by Bruno David, Robert G. Bednarik and M. J. Rowland Recent rock art journals – Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation The Third AURA Congress: a personal view (Jack Steinbring) – Participants of the Third AURA Congress – Letters to the Editor – Fifth International Rock Art Symposium in Bolivia – Notes – Forthcoming events – Rock Art Glossary 11 IFRAO Report No. 25 The IFRAO Code of Ethics – Commentary – Minutes of the 2000 IFRAO Business Meeting, Alice Springs, Australia Volume 18, Number 1, May 2001 Rock paintings—wall paintings: new light on art tradition in central Asia. Zbigniew Jasiewicz and Andrzej Rozwadowski (Poland) Identification of minerals in pigments from Aboriginal rock art in the Laura and Kimberley regions, Australia. I. Ward, A. Watchman, N. Cole and M. Morwood (Australia) Dating the rock art of Vanuatu: AMS radiocarbon determinations from abandoned mud-wasp nests and charcoal pigment found in superimposition. Meredith Wilson, Matthew Spriggs and Ewan Lawson (Australia) CARA launched The geoglyph of La Rueda del Indio, Chirgua, Venezuela. Bernardo Urbani and Franco Urbani (Venezuela) Cultural images: the petroglyphs of a sandstone quarry, Helen Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. Ken Mulvaney (Australia) Brief Reports Pilbara petroglyphs dated (Robert G. Bednarik) Mineralogical and chemical analyses of an ochred rock, Ngarrabullgan Cave (N. Qld, Australia) (Rosemary Goodall and Bruno David) New group of rock art sites in Spain: the petroglyphs of Manzenez Mill (Alconchel, Badajoz) (Hipólito Collado Giraldo) Orientation Report on the AURA 2000 Kimberley Tour with David Welch – Re-opening of Tandjesberg San Rock Art National Monument – Course of specialisation in pre-Historic and tribal art Letters to the Editor – Forthcoming events – Notes – New AURA members IFRAO Report No. 26 Rock art discovery in the Alqueva dam zone of the river Guadiana in Spain and Portugal (Mila Simões of Abreu) – IFRAO International Workshop on Conservation and Documentation, Tanzania (Fidelis Masao) – IRAC 2002 (Dushko Aleksovski) – IFRAO-Brepols – The Early Indian Petroglyphs Project (Robert G. Bednarik) Volume 18, Number 2, November 2001 When rock art comes into being: on the recognition and acceptance of new discoveries. Kalle Sognnes (Norway), with Comments by Robert G. Bednarik, J. B. Der gowski, Knut Helskog, Gro Mandt, Eva Walderhaug Saetersdal; and author’s Reply The taphonomy of beeswax figures. Robert G. Bednarik (Australia) The stepped ‘diamond’ in Andean rock art. Maarten van Hoek (Netherlands) From real to abstract or vice versa—material culture and cultural beliefs. Talia Shay (Israel) A new service for Australian members of AURA Visitor books and visitor numbers in the Grampians National Park. R. G. Gunn (Australia) Brief Reports Batu Tulis: a petroglyph site in west Java, Indonesia (Tony Djubiantono, Mike J. Morwood and Agus) An Acheulian figurine from Morocco (Robert G. Bednarik) RAR Review Book reviews by Alan Watchman and M. J. Rowland Recent rock art journals Recent books of interest – Recent papers of interest Orientation Announcing AURANET – Special service for AURA members – passion (Miriel Lenore) – WAC Inter-Congress – La Conservation de l’Art Préhistorique (Paris) – Letters to the Editor – Forthcoming events – Note IFRAO Report No. 27 International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences motion for the Guadiana rock art in Portugal – Response by the Director of the Instituto Português de Arqueologia – IFRAO Congress Venue Commission – New IFRAO members – Fezzan, Libya: conflict between oil field development and rock art (Friedrich Berger) – IFRAO Standard Scale reprinted – Progress report of the EIP Project—November 2001 AURA Newsletter Editor: Robert G. Bednarik Editorial address: AURA, P.O. Box 216, Caulfield South, Victoria 3162, Australia Tel./Fax: (613) 9523 0549 e-mail: [email protected] © This publication is copyright. 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