Welcome to the homepage of the Australian Rock Art Research Association, Inc.

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).

To open any of the pages of AURANET please click on one of the items in the above menu.

Aborigines at Pilbara petroglyph site

Aborigines at Pilbara petroglyph site

 

Petroglyphs at Umm-Sanman, Jubbah, Saudi Arabia

Petroglyphs at Umm-Sinman, Jubbah, Saudi Arabia

 

Pictograms of the mighty Rainbow Serpent (lower right) with some of her babies

Pictograms of the mighty Rainbow Serpent (lower right) with some of her babies

Please sign the Petition to to save the rock art of Dampier.
At the 2014 IFRAO Congress held in Guiyang City, China, IFRAO pledged to fully support the campaign to save the rock paintings of the Latmos Mountains in western Turkey. All member organisations of IFRAO are asked to request their individual members to visit the following site and please sign the petition.
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

 

AURANET LIBRARY

The AURANET LIBRARY is located here. 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.