European Rock Art


Abélanet, J. (1986) Signes sans paroles. Paris: Hachette

Bradley, R. (1997) Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe, Routledge

Bradley, R. (2009) Image and Audience. Rethinking Prehistoric Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Cochrane, A. and Jones, A. M. (eds) (2012) Visualising the Neolithic. Oxford: Oxbow Books

Costas-Goberna, F. J.; Nóvoa-Álvarez, P. (1993) Los grabados rupestres de Galicia. A Coruña: Museu Arqueolóxico e Histórico

Evans, E. (2004) Archaeology from Art. Exploring the interpretative potential of British and Irish Neolithic rock art. BAR British Series 363,

Fábregas-Valcarce, R. and Rodríguez-Rellán, C. (eds) (2012) A Arte Rupestre no Norte do Barbanza. Andavira Editora

Goldhahn, J.; Fuglestvedt, I.; Jones, A. (ed) (2008) Changing Pictures. Rock Art Traditions and Visions in Northern Europe. Oxford: Oxbow Books

Helskog, K. (ed) (2001) Theoretical Perspectives in Rock Art Research. Proceedings of ACRA: The Alta Conference of Rock Art, Oslo: The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture

Hygen, A. and Bengtsson, L., 2000. Rock Carvings in the Borderlands. Bohuslän and Østfold. Gothenburg: Warne Förlag.

Jones, A.; Pollard, J.; Allen, M.; Gardiner, J. (eds) (2012) Image, Memory and Monumentality, archaeological engagements with the material world. Prehistoric Society Research Papers 5. Oxbow Books

Johnston, S. (1989) Prehistoric Irish Petroglyphs: their analysis and interpretation in Anthropological Context. University of Pennsylvania.

Nash, G. and Chippindale, C., (eds), 2002. European Landscapes of Rock-Art. London and New York: Routledge.

O’Sullivan, A..; Sheehan, J. (1996) The Iveragh Peninsula. An Archaeological survey of South Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press.

Peña-Santos, António de la; Vázquez-Varela, J. M. (1979) Los Petroglifos Gallegos. Grabados rupestres prehistóricos al aire libre en Galicia. Cuadernos. A Coruña: Edicios do Castro.

Santos-Estévez, M. (2008) Petroglifos y paisaje social en la prehistoria reciente del noroeste de la Peninsula Iberica. TAPA 38. Santiago de Compostela: IEGPS - CSIC.

Scarre, C. (ed. )(2002) Monuments and Landscape in Atlantic Europe: Perception and Society during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. London: Routledge


Chapters in Books

Alves, L. B. (2001) Rock Art and Enchanted Moors: the significance of rock carvings in the folklore of north-west Iberia, in Wallis, R. and Lymer, K. (ed) A permeability of boundaries? New approaches to the Archaeology of Art, Religion and Folklore. BAR Intern Series: Archaeopress, pp. 71-78

Alves, L. B. (2009) ‘Signs on a Rock Veil: work on rocks, “prehistoric art” and identity in North-West Iberia’, in O’Connor, B.; Cooney, G.; Chapman, J. (ed.) Materialitas. Working stone, carving identity. The Prehistoric Society Research Papers. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 169–180.

Alves, L. B. (2012) Circular Images and sinuous paths: engaging with the biography of rock art research in Atlantic façade of North-west Iberia, in Jones, A., Pollard, J.; Allen, M.; Gardiner, J. (ed). Image, Memory and Monumentality. Archaeological engagements with the material world. The Prehistoric Society Research Paper 5, Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 260-272

Bradley, R.; Chippindale. C.; Helskog, K. (2001) Post-Palaeolithic Europe, in Whitley, D. (ed) Handbook of Rock Art research. California: Altamira Press, pp. 482-529

Cochrane, A.; Jones, A. M.; Sognnes, K. (2015) Rock Art and the rock surface: Neolithic Rock Art traditions of Britain, Ireland and the Northernmost Europe, in Fowler, C.; Harding, J.; Hofmann, D. (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-18

Fábregas-Valcarce, Ramón; Rodríguez-Rellán, C. (2012b) Images in their Time: new insights into the Galician petroglyphs, in Jones, A. M.; Pollard, J.; Allen, M. J.; Gardiner, J. (ed.) Image, Memory and Monumentality. Archaeological engagements with the material world. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 249–259.

Johnston, S. (1991) Distributional aspects of prehistoric Irish petroglyphs, in Bahn, P. G. (ed.) Rock Art and Prehistory. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 257–259

Nash, G. and Chippindale, C. (2002) Images of enculturating landscape: a European perspective. In Nash, G. and Chipindale, C. (ed) European landscapes of rock art. Routledge: p. 1-19

Purcell, A. (2002) The rock-art landscape of the Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry, south-west Ireland. In Nash, G. and Chipindale, C. (ed) European landscapes of rock art. Routledge: p. 71-92

Sharpe, K. (2012) Reading between the grooves: regional variations in the style and deployment of “cup and ring” marked stones across Britain and Ireland, in Visualising the Neolithic, pp. 47–63.

Valdez-Tullett, J. (2016) Art, Materiality and Creativity: understanding Atlantic Rock Art, in Chittock, Helen; Valdez-Tullet, J. (ed.) Archaeology with Art. Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 53–77.


Journal Articles

Baptista, A. M. (1983-1984) Arte Rupestre do Norte de Portugal: uma perspectiva, Portugália, IV–V, pp. 71–82

Burgess, C. B. (1991) The chronology of cup and ring marks in Britain and Ireland. Northern Archaeology, 10, pp. 21-26.

Corlett, C., 1999. Rock art on Drumcoggy Mountain, Co. Mayo. Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, 51, pp.44–64

Johnston, S. (1993) The relationship between prehistoric rock art and Irish passage grave art, Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 12(3), pp. 257–279

Santos-Estévez, M. (2015) Rock Art: when, why and to whom Atlantic Rock Art in Galicia and northern Portugal, Expression, 9, pp. 103–106.

Shee Twohig, E. (1968) Some Examples of Rock Art from County Cork, Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 73, pp. 144–151.

Shee Twohig, E. (1972) Three decorated stones from Loughcrew, Co. Meath, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquarians of Ireland, 102, pp. 224–233.

Shee Twohig, E. et al., (2010). Open-air rock art at Loughcrew, Co. Meath. The Journal of Irish Archaeology, 19(2010), pp.1–28

Van Hoek, M. A. M. (1987) The Prehistoric Rock Art of County Donegal (Part 1), Ulster Journal of Archaeology1, 50 (Third Series), pp. 23–46

Van Hoek, M. A. M. (1988) The Prehistoric Rock Art of Co. Donegal (Part II), Ulster Journal of Archaeology, 51 (Third Series), pp. 21–47

Van Hoek, M. A. M. (1989) The Rosette in the British and Irish Rock Art, Glasgow Archaeological Journal, 16(16), pp. 39–54

Van Hoek, M. A. M. (1993) The Spiral in British and Irish Neolithic Rock Art, Glasgow Archaeological Journal, 18(18), pp. 11–32

Van Hoek, M. A. M. (1997) The distribution of cup-and-ring motifs along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, Rock Art Research, 14(1), pp. 3–17