AURA (the Australian Rock Art Research Association, Inc.) was founded
in October 1983 and within five years became the world's largest rock
art organisation. 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.
AURA is a founding member of the International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO).
THE HOME PAGES OF AURANET
Rock Art Research (journal)
IFRAO, the International Federation of Rock Art Organisations
Cave Art Research Association
The AURA Congress
Rock art dating
Rock art conservation
Interpretation of rock art
The EIP Project
e-Rock Art Glossary
Save Dampier rock art
Portable palaeoart of the Pleistocene
The First Mariners Project
Please sign the Petition to to save the rock art of Dampier.
View the Constitution of AURA
View the contents of Rock Art Research.
The second edition of the standard handbook of rock art studies, Rock art science: the scientific study of palaeoart is now available.
ROCK ART BOOKS from AURA
The AURANET LIBRARY is located here, and on the relevant subject-based subpages of AURANET (e.g. Dating, Cave art etc.). This study resource forms the main part of AURANET. Please browse, download and use. To cite, please quote the URL unless alternative bibliographical information is given on the relevant page.
Open Access article in Humanities, The origins of human modernity, PDF file of 1.25 MB.
Comprehensive article about cupules, PDF file of 2.75 MB.
AURANET is listed and referenced by the International Center for Scientific Research, the ISI Web of Knowledge, the Web of Science, Current Contents Connect and Current Web Contents of Thomson Scientific.
New members for AURANET Group
Discounted rock art books from AURA
Home-page of the International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO)
Membership form for prospective new members of AURA, please print, complete and post
Home-page of the journal of the International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO) and the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA) Inc.
Home-page of the Cave Art Research Association (CARA)
The home-page of the webmaster of AURANET
The publications of Robert G. Bednarik
Second edition of the standard handbook of palaeoart studies, Rock art science: the scientific study of palaeoart