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15519Fw: TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin 36 – (May 2015)

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  • Diego Martinez Celis
    15 jun 2015

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      From: Andrea Arcà <aarca@...>
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      Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 8:55 AM
      Subject: TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin 36 – (May 2015)

      Please note that the intent of this TRACCE issue is devoted to Mount Latmos rock art (Turkey).
      Prehistoric paintings are in danger!
      You may read the related papers for further details
      TRACCE editor strongly suggest to sign the ONLINE PETITION "Save Mount Latmos":
      https://www.change.org/p/republic-of-turkey-ministry-of-forestry-and-water-affairs-save-mount-latmos?lang=en-GB

      If you agree, please sign it!


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      TRACCE Online Rock Art Bulletin 36 (May 2015)
      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=10149
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      SAVE MOUNT LATMOS ROCK ART! (PETITION)
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      by APB (online petition)

      On line petition (please sign it!) to the Turkey Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. Discovered in 1994 by the Berlin archaeologist Dr. Anneliese Peschlow-Bindokat, these rock paintings date back to the 6th and 5th millennia B.C.  They are now greatly endangered by increased stone quarrying in the area: the exploitation of feldspar is causing the drastic metamorphosis of the Latmos from a sacred mountain into a source for bathroom installations!

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=9798



      NEW ANTHROPOMORPHIC FIGURES FROM JEBEL RAT
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      by Alessandra Bravin

      The plateau at the northern foot of Jebel Rat, in the heart of the High Atlas, Morocco, is a major rock-art centre, mainly known for its numerous petroglyphs of horsemen. There are also large circles (interpreted as round shields, some of them decorated) and weapons like daggers, halberds and axes. The anthropomorphic figures are not so well known. Some of them are similar to the ones present at Oukaimeden and Yagour, while others are typical of this plateau. Those figures are round or oval, their heads drawn with coils or spirals. A number of newly found anthropomorphs are presented in this paper.

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=9634



      MT. BEGO, A REDISCOVERED MANUSCRIPT
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      by Andrea Arcà

      The oldest written document regarding European rock art is stored in the Turin State Archive. It is entitled the Academia de Giardini di Belvedere (the Belvedere Gardens Academy). The manuscript is a copy made around the mid seventeenth century by Pietro Gioffredo, historian of the Savoy House, on the basis of another manuscript, written by Honorato Lorenzo, dating back to the end of the previous century, around 1591, or a few years later.

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=9739



      ROCK ART AT ISCHIGUALASTO, AND MORE …
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      by Maarten van Hoek

      This paper discusses several aspects of rock art research in general, using the status of rock art research in the Cuyo region of western Argentina as a pilot study. A number of protected and unprotected rock art sites will be discussed, focussing on four interrelated issues: Issue 1: Have the locations of rock art sites correctly been published? Issue 2: Should rock art sites be accessible for all? Issue 3: Should the location of rock art sites be revealed or not? Issue 4: Do only academics have the right to publish information about rock art?

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=9745



      LATMOS MOUNTAINS (TURKEY), ENDANGERED ROCK PAINTINGS
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      by Anneliese Peschlow-Bindokat

      The living environment of the Latmos Mountains and of its communities are threatened by the deforestation caused by feldspar quarrying. The cultural heritage looks back upon a long history, from the Neolithic period up to the Ottoman Empire. More than 170 sites of rock drawings (6th/5th millennia BC) are known, representing one of the most important discoveries in prehistoric archaeology during the past decades in Anatolia. Television documentaries, newspaper reports, symposia and demonstrations, have not succeeded in preventing the devastation of the landscape… please sign the online petition!

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=9840



      PHAISTOS, CRETE, CUP-MARKS AND OTHER SIGNS
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      by Andrea Arcà

      Rock art enthusiasts and researchers will be pleasantly surprised while discovering the moderate but diffused presence of Minoan Palaces “rock art”; two main categories are present: mason’s marks and cup-marks – so-called kernoi – all these engraved upon the ashlars limestone blocks of the Minoan Palaces, mainly in the first centuries of the 2nd millennium BC. Some interpretation problems arise, concerning the sacred or practical character of the marks and the use of the kernoi as offering tables or as popular or childish board games. A great concentration of such items may be found at the Phaistos Palace...

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=9924



      L’ARTE RUPESTRE DELL’ETÀ DEI METALLI
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      (announcement)

      L’arte rupestre dell’età dei metalli nella penisola italiana: Localizzazione dei siti in rapporto al territorio, simbologie e possibilità interpretative. Tavola rotonda Venerdì 5 Giugno 2015 ore 9.30 – 18.00, sala conferenze del Cantiere delle Navi Antiche, via Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli 23, Pisa

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=9911



      PHAISTOS PALACE, MASON’S MARKS PHOTOGALLERY
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      by AA

      More than 220 mason’s marks are reported at Phaistos by Luigi Pernier in 1935, mostly connected to the First Palace. Some characteristics, as their positioning upon hidden faces of the blocks or traces of plastering testify that they were hidden from view after the completing of the palace; for these reasons we may argue that they were more likely connected to the building phases than to the symbolic decoration of the palace. [photogallery]

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=10119



      PHAISTOS PALACE, KERNOI PHOTOGALLERY
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      by AA

      At Phaistos Palace stone kernoi are interestingly concentrated over the limestone steps of the theatral terraces and along the paved flooring beneath. These kernoi appear worn, more likely for anthropic use than for natural weathering, so testifying foot traffic and/or the sitting of spectators. Depressions are too shallow to contain anything, apart from holding little pebbles or seeds. Such a connection with open-air shows or ceremonies would favour … [photogallery]

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=10123



      MAROC, PROGRAMME “PAYSAGES GRAVES”
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      by Association Anti Atlas occidental

      Brève annonce sur le programme “Paysages Gravés” Mission du 4 au 10 novembre 2012. égion de Guelmim (bas Draa), Ifrane et vallée de Tamanart (Anti Atlas)

      http://www.rupestre.net/tracce/?p=10098

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      dr. Andrea Arcà
      Le Orme dell'Uomo - Footsteps of Man
      http://www.rupestre.net