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Italy (Country)

Valcamonica Rock Art Field-School

A Rock Art Field-School will be organised from 19 July - 9 August 2010, in Paspardo near Valcaminica in Lombardy (Italy).
More info is here:

South Gloucestershire and Bristol

Bristol Rock Art Symposium 2010

Hi All,

A Rock -Art Symposium, organised by the University of Bristol and "Time & Mind' journal, will be held on Saturday 24th April 2010 at Bristol Uni.

More information (flyer) is here:

Scotland (Country)

Canmore database modernized!

In a silent move, the RCAHMS switched to a state-of-the-art update of the good old Canmore database on 11th March 2009.
It really looks much better and there are obvious advantages over the old format like direct access instead of a log-in procedure and, when available, a 10-digit gridref.
But the best is yet to come:
"Further Canmore developments are being prepared, and from May, you will be able to make your own contributions to the database – a first for any Scottish national collection – including adding text and images through Flickr. You will also be able to customise Canmore to reflect your own requirements with a new 'myCanmore' facility, set up RSS feeds and links into social networking sites."
Now that sounds really great; "myCanmore", no need for grumbling about (type) errors anymore!
For those of you wrestling with the Canmap feature: that is still what it was but maybe it will be updated too. Hope so!
Congrats for the RCAHMS for this big leap forwards towards a virtual museum of Scotland's (pre-) History.
Here's the link to the new Canmore database:


Date for Rock Art Meeting (RAM'08) set!

Hi Folks,

This year's Rock Art Meeting (RAM'08), hosted by Richard Stroud, will be held on the Sunday, the 18th of May 2008.

Here's a link to the RAM paper which will give you further information about the meeting place and targets for the day:

We are looking forward to meet you all!

Castlerigg (Stone Circle)

The spiral that vanished

Just received the following from Dr Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, Durham University:

Just to let you know about the publication of this article

Díaz-Andreu, M., C. Brooke, M. Rainsbury & N. Rosser (2006) 'The Spiral
that Vanished: The Application of Non-Contact Recording Techniques to an
Elusive Rock Art Motif at Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria', Journal
of Archaeological Science 33: 1580-7.

The article can be downloaded in PDF-fromat from:
Rockartuk is Gus van Veen & Jan Brouwer from The Netherlands.
We manage the photo website "British Rock Art Collection" (BRAC) (, the "British Rock Art Blog" (BRAB) ( and a small sub-website, the "Worldwide Rock Art Selection" (WRAS) (

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