EuroPreArt has been cited in SCIENCE vol 298 (1 November 2002),
NetWatch page, by Mitch Leslie.
EXHIBIT: Ancient Art Extravaganza
Science 298: 929a.
They're the original old masters: early European artists who began
adorning caves, stones, cliff faces, and other surfaces more than
30,000 years ago. The researchers behind the new Web site EuroPreArt
plan to document the diversity of this work from the Stone Age
through the Iron Age.
So far, the collection, sponsored by the European Community and other
organizations, holds records (not always in English) for more than
800 works from seven countries, including art-rich France and Spain.
Each record provides sketches or photos of the original creation,
expert descriptions and interpretations, a bibliography, and the
latest information on site conservation. The art runs the gamut from
mysterious etchings and abstract figures to representational
paintings of elk and horses. Above, a mix of real and abstract from
Madsebakke, a Bronze Age site in Denmark.
Mila Simoes de Abreu
Departamento de Geologia - Unidade de Arqueologia
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
5000 Vila Real
Ph: +351 259 350186
Fx: +351 259350480
e-mail: [log in to unmask] (mailto:[log in to unmask])
(The last two www pages are mainly in Portuguese)
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