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Bradshaw Foundation

The Bradshaw Foundation until now has been discovering, documenting and preserving ancient rock art around the world. In October 2004 it received the Science & Technology Web Award 2004 (Anthropology and Paleontology) from Scientific American Magazine. The award coincides with the launch of the Bradshaw Foundation's latest development on its website: "The Journey of Mankind -The Peopling of the World". The Foundation has created an interactive map charting the global journey of modern humans over the last 160,000 years. It demonstrates the interactions of migration with climate over this period. Based on a synthesis of the mtDNA and Y chromosome evidence with archaeology; climatology and fossil study; Stephen Oppenheimer has tracked the routes and timing of migration, placing them in context with ancient rock art around the world.

Using the latest multi-media animation tools with traditional html web design, the Bradshaw Foundation, steered by the technical and design wizardry of Ben Dickins, has incorporated Professor Oppenheimer's work and the latest genetic science advances to create an invaluable educational tool. The aim of the map is to present the facts at different levels, from a cursory surf of our epic journey; to in-depth analysis of the underlying science and art. It creates an arena where the ancient rock art meets the latest genetic science.

Northumberland Rock Art - Beckensall Archive

This website is about the rock carvings made by Neolithic and Early Bronze Age people in Northumberland in the north east of England, between 6000 and 3500 years ago. Over 1000 carved panels are known and most of them are still located in the countryside. It is also a celebration of the work of Stan Beckensall   who has spent 40 years finding and recording this ancient rock art.

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