Rock Art Research Association
The American Rock
Art Research Association (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.
Rock Art Foundation
The Rock Art Foundation (RAF) is a Texas
non-profit organization established in 1991, with 501(c)(3) status since
1992. The Foundation exists to promote the conservation and study of the
Native American rock art in the Lower Pecos region of Southwest Texas.
Archaeological Society of New Mexico has been promoting the
recording of rock art by trained volunteers since the 1960's.
It recently reorganized the administration of the program from
a limited committee structure to a more broadly based council
New Mexico Rock Art Council is open to individuals and
organizations engaged in the study and recording of rock art
within New Mexico and the adjacent regions.
The Trust for African
Their Mission: To create greater
global awareness of the importance and endangered state of
African rock art; survey sites; monitor status; be an
information resource and archive; and promote and support rock
art conservation measures.
the world's only organization dedicated to this cultural
imperative, and as such it has received support and
recognition from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew Mellon
Foundation and the National Geographic Society, among others.
TARA's singular contributions have also been widely acclaimed
in the scientific and popular media including National
Geographic, Time, Natural History, People and the London
Rock Art Net
A world wide hyper textual encyclopedia
showing Rock Art sites,
texts, pictures, to diffuse knowledge in Rupestrian
Archaeology, to make a world-wide comparison
between engraved rocks and recording
Eastern States Rock Art Association
A non-profit organization in the eastern
United States for research, education, and conservation of cultural
Rock Art Site
Etiquette : Petroglyphs and pictographs are fragile,
non-renewable cultural resources that, once damaged, can never
be replaced. This link gives guidance in preserving this rich
cultural landscape. This information is provided by URARA -
whose link is provided below.
To lead in the preservation and
understanding of the value of rock art. To encourage the appreciation and
enjoyment of rock art sites. To assist in the study, presentation, and
publication of rock art research.
ROCK ART FOUNDATION:
The Nevada Rock Art Foundation is a
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that actively promotes the
protection and public awareness of rock art in Nevada and
surrounding areas. The mission of the Foundation is to
identify, document, preserve, and protect rock art. These
sites contain images of great beauty and artistic merit and
are often located in spectacular landscapes. The original
cultural significance of this ancient art made by Nevada's
prehistoric and historic peoples is poorly understood, though
most theories concur that this art reflects the rituals,
beliefs and practices of its makers.
Art Studies: A Bibliographic Database is a compilation in progress
which was begun in March, 1993. Currently the database contains over
14,400 citations to the world's rock art literature, with an emphasis on
English language and North American citations. Over 6100 of these
citations are held in the compiler's personal library. These and many
others were reviewed for annotation. With the "r11" release, the
database became available on CDRom disk, and also on the Internet, as a
project of the Bay Area Rock Art Research Association Archive, Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley
Nevada Rock Art Research Association
Nevada Rock Art Association, SNRAA, (pronounced “sun-ray”) is
a group of dedicated people who have a common interest in rock
art. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the REI
store in Summerlin area, 710 S Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas (in
the Boca Park shopping center near the intersections of
Rampart and Alta Drives).
Their meetings are open to the public and are free of charge
and feature well-known, exciting speakers talking about rock
art and archaeology.
(Spanish for Painted Rock)
A mail-order book business specializing in books
and publications on the subject of Rock
- Australian Rock Art Research Association, Inc.
was founded in October 1983 and within five years became the
world's largest rock art organization. AURA's membership of
rock art scholars is dedicated to the study and preservation
of rock art in Australia and the world, and to the promotion
of indigenous custodianship of traditional indigenous cultural
heritage. AURA also promotes general awareness and
appreciation of this heritage, in Australia and elsewhere, and
high research standards in the field of palaeoart studies.
The gem and
jewelry world's foremost information resource on
the Internet. Open to the public, Free of charge --
a substantial library of articles, publications,
reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry
related topics; as well as a sizable collection of
art and jewelry galleries, for both the casual
visitor and the professional.
Colorado Rock Art
Association (CRAA) is a chapter of the Colorado
Archaeological Association. Their mission is to enjoy,
preserve and educate the public about the archaeological
heritage of rock art.
SHUMLA School educational
programs foster an experience of discovery in which there is
no segregation between research and the communication of
results, between teaching and learning. Through interactive
education that bridges the arts and sciences, the SHUMLA
School offers the best possible opportunity to include
students, artists, teachers, researchers, and the general
public in the process of piecing together an understanding of
past and contemporary culture.
Society for Prehistoric Art
Is a non-profit and independent association with the purpose
of increase the knowledge of and promote future research and
cooperation in Scandinavian prehistoric art through
documentation, exhibits, courses, education in documentation
technique and publishing activity. It is an international
organization led by a board with representatives from Denmark,
Norway and Sweden.
captures rock art with her 360 degree vision scapes. Using a
360-degree Hulcherama camera she seeks to capture the powerful
relationships between rock art, light and landscape.
Horse Ranch and Whim Wham Beads by Patti Leota Genack
Patti makes beautiful beads
using petroglyphs as inspiration as well as a wonderful array
of beads based on cowboy themes. They are wonderful and are
unique and wonderful to touch and wear.
Heron Pottery & Sculpture by Janet Lever-Wood: Blue
Heron Pottery has been open since 1981. I enjoy making a wide
range of functional high-fired pottery; one of a kind vessels,
custom designed tableware, lamps and tiles. Large scale
sculpture, objects of myth and memory, fill the kiln more
often and make their way into homes, gardens and collections
throughout the country.
San Diego Rock
Art Association (SDRAA) is an informal organization
dedicated to educating the public about rock art, providing an
environment for scholarly research, and promoting the
preservation and conservation of rock art.