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NEW PUBLICATIONS 2019:

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Van Hoek, M. 2019. The Rock Art of El Vagón. Moche Drainage, Peru. In: TRACCE - On-line Rock Art Bulletin, Italy. PDF available at ResearchGate.

Despite increasing interest in inventorying of the rock art in the northern coastal area of Peru, only very little has been published by Peruvian scholars. In fact, several scholars said to publish inventories of - for example, Palamenco in Ancash and even of whole departments such as La Libertad - but nothing happens. This interim inventory about El Vagón (La Libertad) hopes to contribute to the digital safeguarding of important rock art that runs the risk to be vandalised or even destroyed.

A pesar del creciente interés en inventariar el arte rupestre en la zona costera del norte de Perú, los estudiosos peruanos solo han publicado muy poco. De hecho, varios estudiosos dijeron que publicaban inventarios de - por ejemplo, el Palamenco en Ancash e incluso departamentos enteros como La Libertad - pero no pasa nada. Este inventario provisional sobre El Vagón (La Libertad) espera contribuir a la protección digital de arte rupestre importante que corre el riesgo de ser destruido o incluso destruido.

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Van Hoek, M. 2019. Of Arcs and Dots. Enigmatic Configurations in Arequipa Rock Art, Peru. TRACCE - On-line Rock Art Bulletin, Italy.

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Jennings, J., M. van Hoek, W. Yépez Álvarez, S. Bautista, R. A. San Miguel Fernández and G. Spence-Morrow. 2019. Illomas: the three thousand year history of a rock art site in Southern Peru. Ñawpa Pacha, Journal of Andean Archaeology. Volume 39, Number 2; pp. 1 - 31.

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In 1936, Leonidas Bernedo Málaga reported the discovery of a large collection of petroglyphs near the village of Illomas.
We present the results of a recent study of the site, describing both the rock art and the organization of its surrounding
ceremonial complex in light of our broader understanding of the prehistory of what is now the Department of Arequipa.
Used for almost three thousand years, Illomas changed in function as population significantly increased in the region by
the end of the Middle Horizon. Illomas, as well as other petroglyph sites in this rock art-rich region, was an important
locus of worship and aggregation that has been underexplored by the broader archaeological community.

En 1936, Leonidas Bernedo Málaga informó sobre el descubrimiento de una gran colección de petroglifos cerca del
pueblo de Illomas. Presentamos los resultados de un estudio reciente del sitio, que describe tanto el arte rupestre
como la organización del complejo ceremonial que lo rodea, a la luz de nuestra comprensión más amplia de la prehistoria
de lo que ahora es el departamento de Arequipa. Utilizado por casi tres mil años, Illomas cambió de función a
medida que la población aumentó significativamente en la región al final del Horizonte Medio. Illomas, así como otros
sitios de petroglifos en esta región rica en arte rupestre, fue un importante lugar de culto y congregación que ha sido poco explorado por la comunidad arqueológica en general.

A link to this paper: https://doi.org/10.1080/00776297.2019.1635313 However, as long as it is possible I can offer you a free PDF of the paper. Please let me know if you would like to receive a URL to the PDF that will be available as long as my personal stock is involved.

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VAN HOEK, M. 2019. The Book of Bows - The Archer in Desert Andes Rock Art. Oisterwijk, Holland. Available as PDF at ResearchGate.

After having published my book "The Book of Bones", I now have pleasure to inform you that my latest book "The Book of Bows - The Archer in Desert Andes Rock Art" is available as PDF on-line now. I started working on this book in 2012, triggered by the exceptional collection of archer petroglyphs on one panel at Ofragía, northern Chile, which I surveyed in 2011.

Although far from complete, I can now offer you a book of 94 pages (with more than 32.000 words; in English) illustrating and discussing many interesting rock art images from all over the world that are related to the subject. The book is also lavishly illustrated with 64 numbered Figures, altogether including no less than 173 drawings (many grouped in collages), 23 photographs, 3 maps and 4 graphs.

"The Book of Bows - The Archer in Desert Andes Rock Art" discusses the distribution of the rock art image of the archer in the coastal desert of western South America. After having inventoried all rock art images of the archer (known to me up to July 2019) I discuss the remarkable absence of the archer in big parts of the Desert Andes. I continue exploring the possible meanings of especially the scenes involving confronting archers and of archers hunting game; in the Desert Andes as well as across the globe. It proves that many images of the archer are clearly fertility related and as a consequence I would like to propose that - possibly - this idea also applies to the archer in the rock art of the Desert Andes.

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Después de haber publicado mi libro "The Book of Bones", ahora tengo el placer de informarle que mi último libro "The Book of Bows - The Archer in Desert Andes Rock Art" también está disponible en línea como PDF. Comencé a trabajar en este libro en 2012, desencadenado por la excepcional colección de petroglifos de arqueros en un panel en Ofragía, norte de Chile, que examiné en 2011.

Aunque lejos de estar completo, ahora puedo ofrecerle un libro de 94 páginas que ilustra y analiza muchas imágenes interesantes de arte rupestre de todo el mundo relacionadas con el tema. El libro (32000 palabras) también está profusamente ilustrado con 64 Figuras numeradas, que incluyen en total 173 dibujos, 23 placas a color, 3 mapas y 4 graficas.

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Van Hoek, M. 2019. The Incomplete Versus The Unfinished: Invisible Objects in Desert Andes Rock Art? In: TRACCE  On-line Rock Art Bulletin. PDF available at ResearchGate.

Perhaps you will be interested to read my latest publication about rock art in which I tentatively propose that some Andean (rock) art images of zoomorphs and anthropomorphs may hold an invisible object. I also argue that those images are not unfinished and not incomplete.

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VAN HOEK, M. 2019. The Book of Bones - 'Carcanchas' in Global Rock Art. Oisterwijk, Holland. Available as PDF at ResearchGate.

I started working on this book in 2014, triggered by the discovery of many enigmatic petroglyphs in the Majes Valley of Peru, which I labelled 'Carcanchas' (Van Hoek 2013); rare anthropomorphic figures symbolising life and death. It proved that - globally - there were many more rock art images and some objects that are possibly related to the same concept of life and death. Although far from complete, I can now offer you a book of 102 pages illustrating and discussing many interesting rock art images from all over the world that are related to the subject. The book (34000 words) is also lavishly illustrated with 59 numbered and some unnumbered illustrations, altogether including no less than 266 B&W drawings, 19 colour drawings, 8 colour plates, 3 Google Earth colour plates and 7 Google Earth Maps.

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VAN HOEK, M. 2019. The Cupules of the Imaoun Complex, Southern Morocco. In: TRACCE - Online Rock Art Bulletin. Italy. PDF available at ResearchGate. Video about Imaoun at YouTube.


VAN HOEK, M. 2019. The Book of Tracks - Tracking Twisted Tracks in Global Rock Art. Oisterwijk, Holland. Available as PDF at ResearchGate.

The book has 111 pages and includes at least 166 colour illustrations of rock art images all over the world that show the rather rare phenomenon of twisted tracks.

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NEW  BOOKS 2018:

VAN HOEK, M. 2018. Formative Period Rock Art in Arequipa, Peru. An up-dated analysis of the rock art from Caravelí to Vítor. Oisterwijk, Holland. Book available as PDF (156 pages - 105 illustrations) at ResearchGate.

This book deals with a group of valleys in the Department of Arequipa: from Caravelí to Vítor. The book (156 pages in English with 105 numbered illustrations [and many more]) - called Formative Period Rock Art in Arequipa, Peru. An up-dated analysis of the rock art from Caravelí to Vítor - offers many, previously unpublished illustrations of rock art panels that prove beyond any doubt that there certainly is a much larger amount of Formative Period rock art imagery in this area than previously accepted, including more MSC-Style petroglyphs. The book also discusses and rejects the authority of the purported Siguas Culture, as I argue that this specific, individual culture never existed. An important but still modest role in the creation of the many rock art layers in the Study Area is by the Paracas Culture, while the Wari Culture has had only very, very little impact. Finally, the study offers a tentative, up-dated Time Scale for especially the rock art of the Majes Valley. I hope that this up-date will be useful to a large number of rock art researchers in Peru and outside Peru.

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Este libro trata de un grupo de valles en el Departamento de Arequipa: de Caravelí a Vítor. El libro (156 páginas en inglés con 105 ilustraciones numeradas [y muchas más]) - llamado Formative Period Rock Art in Arequipa, Peru. An up-dated analysis of the rock art from Caravelí to Vítor - ofrece muchas ilustraciones inéditas de paneles de arte rupestre que demuestran más allá de toda duda que ciertamente hay una cantidad mucho mayor de imágenes rupestres de Período Formativo en esta área que antes se aceptan, incluyendo más petroglifos al Estilo-MSC. El libro también discute y rechaza la autoridad de la supuesta Cultura Siguas, ya que sostengo que esta cultura individual específica nunca existió. Un papel importante pero aún modesto en la creación de las muchas manifestiones de arte rupestre en el área de estudio es por la Cultura Paracas, mientras que la Cultura Wari sólo ha tenido muy, muy poco impacto. Finalmente, el estudio ofrece una escala temporal tentativa y actualizada para especialmente el arte rupestre del Valle de Majes. Espero que esta actualización sea útil para un gran número de investigadores del arte rupestre en Perú y fuera del Perú.

VAN HOEK, M. 2018. The Huacapongo Corridor - Rock Art along a Prehistoric Coastal Route in the Desert Andes. Private Publication. Oisterwijk, Holland. Book available as PDF (100 pages - 85 illustrations) at ResearchGate.

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NEW PAPERS - 2018

all available as PDF in ResearchGate and/or Academia

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VAN HOEK, M. 2018. The Saluting Anthropomorph in the Rock Art of the Americas. In: TRACCE - Online Rock Art Bulletin, Italy.

VAN HOEK, M. 2018. Possible Indications for Long Distance Diffusion of Rock Art Motifs in the Americas. In: TRACCE - Online Rock Art Bulletin, Italy.

VAN HOEK, M. 2018. Indifferent Obliteration of Petroglyph Art. TRACCE - Online Rock Art Bulletin, Italy. PDF available at ResearchGate.

VAN HOEK, M. 2018. The Supernatural Flight of the 'Trophy-Bird' of Alto de Pitis, Majes Valley, Peru. In: TRACCE - On-Line Rock Art Bulletin, Italy. PDF available at ResearchGate.

VAN HOEK, M. 2018. The Pipette-Design in Desert Andes Rock Art. In: ADORANTEN - 2017; pp. 103 - 115. Underslös, Sweden. Available at ResearchGate.

VAN HOEK, M. 2018. Una Actualización del Arte Rupestre del Cerro la Puntilla - Río Chancay, Lambayeque, Perú. In: TRACCE - On-Line Rock Art Bulletin, Italy.

VAN HOEK, M. 2018. Una Actualización del Arte Rupestre de Chumbenique, Quenca del Río Zaña, Perú. In: TRACCE - Online Rock Art Bulletin Italy. Fully illustrated PDF-version available at - Versión-PDF ilustrada disponible en: ResearchGate.