In addition to our
new postings, we have Jack Steinbring's
announcements regarding the 1999 International Rock Art Congress (IRAC)
conference to be held in Ripon, Wisconsin as well as his report on the
UMRARA is pleased to
present several articles and photographs on the Gottschall site, one of
the finest rock art sites in Wisconsin. For thirteen years
Dr. Robert Salzer
and Grace Rajnovich
and crew have been meticulously excavating the
sediment beneath walls that contain over forty pictographs. The
paintings, as well as what was found "in situ" at the rock shelter, are
chronicled here using photos, drawings, and text provided by Bob Salzer
and Beloit College.
Higginbottom, of the Wilford Archaeology Laboratory at the
University of Minnesota and an authority on lithics in the Midwest, has
written an excellent introduction to Minnesota lithics.
, a doctoral student of anthropology at the
University of Minnesota, describes the application of the study of
lithic and old copper age projectile points to the dating of rock art
We are also
reprinting two short articles by
Dr. Guy Gibbon
, director of the Dept. of Interdisciplinary
Archaeological Studies at the University of Minnesota. The first is on
the biotic provinces in this region and the second is an overview of
the pre-contact people of Minnesota.
And we have five
articles by Kevin Callahan, and four site reports from
, M.A., regional historian, Minnesota. Callahan
begins with a general introduction to the rock art found in Minnesota
followed by a commentary on the various images, a report on the Nett
Lake site of northwestern Minnesota, a paper on the Fort Ransom Writing
Rock in North Dakota, and an account of his own experiences with
atlatls. Morse-Kahn presents four Reports from Southeastern Minnesota
-an Introduction, the Fisk site, the Bluffs Rockshelters, and Reno cave.
Thanks for taking
the time to peruse our site, we hope that it will serve to both
entertain and inform you. - Charles Bailey.