Selected publications (in all about 1000 publications, in 32 languages):

 

1970.     Die Grabungen in der Promenadensteighöhle (1961-1964). Die Höhle 21: 117-126.

1973. Wohnhöhlen bei Tom Price (Nordwest-Australien). Die Höhle 24: 140-145.

1977.     A survey of  prehistoric sites in the Tom Price Region, northwestern Australia. Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania 12: 51-76.

1979. The potential of rock patination analysis in Australian archaeology - Part 1. The Artefact 4: 14-38.

1980. The potential of rock patination analysis in Australian archaeology - Part 2. The Artefact 5: 47-77.

1984a. The nature of psychograms. The Artefact 8: 27-32.

1984b. Die Bedeutung der paläolithischen Fingerlinientradition. Anthropologie 23: 73-79.

1985. Parietal finger markings in Australia. Bollettino del Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici 22: 83-88.

1987a. No pictographs at end of Rochester Creek rainbow. La Pintura 15(2): 14-18.

1987b. Engramme und Phosphene. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 112: 223-235.

1989a. On the Pleistocene settlement of South America. Antiquity 63: 101-111.

1989b. Perspectives of Koongine Cave and scientistic archaeology. Australian Archaeology 29: 9-16.

1990a. On neuropsychology and shamanism in rock art. Current Anthropology 31: 77-84.

1990b. On the cognitive development of hominids. Man and Environment 15(2): 1-7.

1990c. About Pleistocene chert mining. Sahara 3: 113-115.

1990u. Priorità nella conservazione dell’arte rupestre. Survey 4(6): 13-23.

1990d. Global developments in prehistoric art studies. The Rock Art Quarterly 1(3+4): 101-106.

1990e. The cave petroglyphs of Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1990(2): 64-68.

1990f. Homo erectus skapade konst i mellanistiden. Populär Arkeologi 9(1): 18.

1990/91. Epistemology in palaeoart studies. Origini 15: 57-78.

1991a. Limits of knowledge. Purakala 2(1): 29-31.

1991b. Call for a deontology of rock art research. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1991(2): 56-61.

1991c. On the motivation of rock art reuse. La Pintura 18(2): 10-11, 13-14.

1991d. On natural cave markings. Helictite 29(2): 27-41.

1991e. Sobre la datación del arte rupestre. SIARB Boletín 5: 31-34.

1992a. Palaeoart and archaeological myths. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 2(1): 27-43.

1992b. Palaeolithic art found in China. Nature 356: 116.

1992c. Prioritetnye napravleniya v rabotakh po konservatsii pamyatnikov naskal’nogo iskusstva. In Naskal’nye risunki evrazii, Pervobytnoe iskusstvo, pp. 8-13. Novosibirsk ‘Nauka’, Sibirskoe otdelenie, Novosibirsk.

1992d. A new method to date petroglyphs. Archaeometry 34(2): 279-291.

1992e. The Paleolithic art of Asia. In S. Goldsmith, S. Garvie, D. Selin and J. Smith (eds), Ancient images, ancient thought: the archaeology of ideology, pp. 383-390. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Chacmool Conference, University of Calgary.

1992f. On Lower Paleolithic cognitive development. In S. Goldsmith, S. Garvie, D. Selin and J. Smith (eds), Ancient images, ancient thought: the archaeology of ideology, pp. 427-435. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Chacmool Conference, University of Calgary.

1992g. Etica e investigacion en arte rupestre. Antropología 2: 77-79.

1992h. The stuff legends in archaeology are made of: a reply to critics. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 2(2): 262-265.

1992i. Novyï metod datirovki naskal’nykh izobrazheniï. Arkheologicheskiï Byulleten’ 11(3): 15.

1992j. Base pour des études de pointe des débuts de l’art. L’Anthropologie 96(2-3): 369-374.

1992k. Developments in rock art dating. Acta Archaeologica 63: 141-155.

1992l. Mehr über die rote Farbe in Vorgeschichte. Almogaren 23: 179-189.

1993a. European Palaeolithic art - typical or exceptional? Oxford Journal of Archaeology 12(1): 1-8.

1993b. The direct dating of rock art. Rock Art Research 10(1): 48-51.

1993c. Shi jie shang zui gu lao de yan hua (The world’s oldest art). Mei Shu 8(308): 82-83.

1993d. Geoarchaeological dating of petroglyphs at Lake Onega, Russia. Geoarchaeology 8(6): 443-463.

1993e. About Palaeolithic ostrich eggshell in India. Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Bulletin 13: 34-43.

1993f. Palaeolithic art in India. Man and Environment 18(2): 33-40.

1993g. Wall markings of the cave bear. Studies in Speleology 9: 51-70.

1993h. Die Bilzingslebener Gravierungen im Lichte altpaläolithischer Beweise kognitiver Fähigkeit. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 34(4): 549-553.

1994a. Art origins. Anthropos 89: 169-180.

1994b. A taphonomy of palaeoart. Antiquity 68(258): 68-74.

1994c. The discrimination of rock markings. Rock Art Research 11(1): 23-44.

1994d. On the scientific study of palaeoart. Semiotica 100(2/4): 141-168.

1994e. Archaeology: empiricist determinism or cultural synthesis? South African Archaeological Bulletin 49(160): 96-99.

1994f. The Pleistocene art of Asia. Journal of World Prehistory 8(4): 351-375.

1994g. Some deontological home truths in archaeology. Australian Archaeology 39: 124-126.

1994h. Conceptual pitfalls in Palaeolithic rock art dating. Préhistoire Anthropologie Méditerranéennes 3: 95-102.

1994i. The earliest known art. Acta Archaeologica 65: 221-232.

1995a. Metamorphology: in lieu of uniformitarianism. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 14(2): 117-122.

1995b. Concept-mediated marking in the Lower Palaeolithic. Current Anthropology 36(4): 605-634.

1995c. The age of the Côa valley petroglyphs in Portugal. Rock Art Research 12(2): 86-103.

1995d. Refutation of stylistic constructs in Palaeolithic rock art. Comptes Rendus de L’Académie de Sciences Paris 321(série IIa, No. 9): 817-821.

1995e. The Côa petroglyphs: an obituary to the stylistic dating of Palaeolithic rock-art. Antiquity 69: 877-883.

1995f. Contexte eurasien de l’art paléolithique chinois. L’Anthropologie 99(2/3): 459-466.

1995g. Rock art conservation in Australia. Bollettino del Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici 28: 132-137.

1995h. Rock art conservation in the upper Lena Basin, Siberia. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 1(2): 117-126.

1995i. Traces of cultural continuity in Middle and Upper Palaeolithic material evidence. Origini 18: 47-67.

1995j. Untertag-Bergbau im Pleistozän. Quartär 45/46: 161-175.

1995k. Logic in direct dating of rock art. Sahara 7: 69-78.

1995l. Towards a better understanding of the origins of body decoration. Anthropologie (Brno) 33(3): 201-211.

1996a. Palaeolithic love goddesses of feminism. Anthropos 91(1): 183-190.

1996b. Mehr über die Datierung von Felsbildern. Mitteilungen der Anisa 17(1): 5-16.

1996c. Übersicht der Methodik direkter Felskunstdatierung. Almogaren 27: 257-284.

1996d. Crisis in Palaeolithic art studies. Anthropologie (Brno) 34(1): 123-130.

1996e. The earliest palaeoart - a world perspective. Anthropos 91: 651-652.

1996f. Methods of direct dating of rock art. Sahara 8: 43-52.

1997a. The initial peopling of Wallacea and Sahul. Anthropos 92: 355-367.

1997b. Rock art as reflection of conditional visual perception. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 7(2): 255-259.

1997c. (With Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty) Indian rock art and its global context. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited, Delhi, and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal. First edition, ISBN 81 208 1464 9.

1997d. Pleistocene stone pendant from Western Australia. Australian Archaeology 45: 32-34.

1997e. The origins of navigation and language. The Artefact 20: 16-56.

1997f. The earliest evidence of ocean navigation. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 26(3): 183-191.

1997g. The global evidence of early human symboling behaviour. Human Evolution 12(3): 147-168.

1997h. The early rock art of Australia. Bollettino del Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici 30: 57-64.

1997i. Rock art, taphonomy and epistemology. Purakala 8(1-2): 53-60.

1997j. About ostrich eggshell beads. Acta Archaeologica 68: 153-161.

1997k. Microerosion analysis of petroglyphs in Valtellina, Italy. Origini 21: 7-22.

1998a. Über die Urkunst der Welt. Almogaren 28: 21-49.

1998b. Les premiers témoignages de l’esprit créateur. Le Courrier de Unesco, April 1998: 4-9.

1998c. The technology of petroglyphs. Rock Art Research 15(1): 23-35.

1998d. The ‘australopithecine’ cobble from Makapansgat, South Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin 53: 4-8.

1998e. Direct dating results from Australian cave petroglyphs. Geoarchaeology 13(4): 411-418.

1998f. Microscopic analysis of ‘engraved plaques’ and other objects from Devil’s Lair. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 81: 23-33.

1998g. Cúpulas: El arte rupestre más antiguo que se ha preservado. SIARB Boletín 12: 26-35.

1998h. Cosmogenic radiation nuclides in archaeology: a response to Phillips et al. Antiquity 72: 811-815.

1998i. Mariners of the Pleistocene. Institute of Nautical Archaeology Quarterly 25(3): 7-15.

1998j. An experiment in Pleistocene seafaring. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 27(2): 139-149.

1998k. The archaeological significance of beads and pendants. Man and Environment 23(2): 87-99.

1999a. Der Kiesel von Makapansgat. Früheste Urkunst der Welt? Anthropos 94: 199-204.

1999b. Maritime navigation in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences Paris, Earth and Planetary Sciences 328: 559-563.

1999c. (With Martin Kuckenburg) Nale Tasih: Eine Floßfahrt in die Steinzeit. Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Stuttgart.

1999d. Nicht-paläolithische “paläolithische” Felskunst. Mitteilungen der Anisa 19(1-2): 7-16.

1999e. (With Bob Hobman and Peter Rogers) Nale Tasih 2: journey of a Middle Palaeolithic raft. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 26(1): 25-33.

1999f. Der Beginn der Seefahrt. Almogaren 30:13-34.

1999g. Sailing a Paleolithic raft. Institute of Nautical Archaeology Quarterly 26(1): 12-18.

1999h. Pleistocene seafaring in the Mediterranean. Anthropologie 37(3): 275-282.

1999i. 1999. Determining the maximum capabilities of Palaeolithic technologies. Praehistoria Thuringica 3: 80-97.

1999j. 1999. Seefahrt im Pleistozän. Quartär 49/50: 95-109.

1999k. Editorial: Boundaries. The Semiotic Review of Books 10(1): 1-2. (Also on World Wide Web, at www.semioticon.com/Bouissac/Home)

2000a. Crossing the Timor Sea by Middle Palaeolithic raft. Anthropos 95: 37-47.

2000b. Beads and the origins of symbolism. Semiotica Home Page, www.semioticon.com/, World Wide Web.

2000c. Pleistocene Timor: some corrections. Australian Archaeology 51: 16-20.

 

In press:

2000d. Age estimates for the petroglyph sequence of Inca Huasi, Mizque, Bolivia. Andean Past 6:

2000e. To be or not to be Palaeolithic art. Complutum

2001a. Petroglyphs in Italian Alps dated. Acta Archaeologica 72:

2001b. The oldest known rock art in the world. Anthropologie 39(2):

2001c. Beads and pendants of the Pleistocene. Anthropos 96: Sept.

2001d. Replicating the first known sea travel by humans: the Lower Pleistocene crossing of Lombok Strait. Human Evolution 16():

The earliest evidence of paleoart. Journal of World Prehistory. 8-4-2000. Letter 5-2-2001.

A major change in archaeological paradigm. The South African Archaeological Bulletin. 19-6-2000. Letter 6-2-2001.

The dating of rock art: a critique. Journal of Archaeological Science. 4-10-2000.

First dating of Pilbara petroglyphs. Records of the Western Australian Museum. 20-12-2000.

About the age of Pilbara rock art. Anthropos. 22-12-2000.

Seafaring in the Pleistocene. American Anthropology. 29-12-2000.

The taphonomy of beeswax figures. Cambridge Archaeological Journal. 3-1-2001.

The first mariners. The American Neptune. 12-1-2001.