L e a r n M o r e
Recommended CD ROM
Stone Circles: A Photographic Tour, a CD Rom (both MAC and
compatible), by Tom Bullock, is a photographic tour of standing stone
circles in England, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. The disk contains a
comprehensive list of all known stone circles and rows, extant or not,
existing in the British Isles and 500 of these sites include
outstanding photos and short descriptions. Included also is a glossary
of terms, a brief survey placing the stones within an historical
context, and maps. The alphabetical listings tell you if a site is
extant, what condition it is in, and what its map coordinates are.
Maps are included that allow you to search for sites by name
general location. We hope future versions will also allow searches by
the names of nearest towns or villages. An interesting feature is the
ability to search for sites by characteristics or features.
A second version of the CD is in the works and will include
more photos along with QTVR movies. This won't be available until later
next year so we recommend purchasing this now and upgrading later.
The CD is $29.95 (including shipping) US or £20 plus postage
through Tom Bullock at: 870 Madrona Dr., Felton, CA 95018, USA or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Mysteries Art
Sacred Sites International Foundation is offering for sale a selection
of original prints, etchings, and photographic works by John Palmer,
that have been produced in small, limited editions.
here for book reviews.
Recommended Web Sites
IFROA – International Federation of Rock Art
IFRAO is the federation of national and regional organizations
promoting the study of paleoart and cognitive archaeology
UNESCO World Heritage
The World Heritage
Program is administered by UNESCO with a mission to name and preserve
sites of outstanding cultural and natural importance, many of which are
sacred sites. The aim is to protect the common heritage of humanity.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites List
will take you to a complete list of all natural, cultural and mixed
sites that have been designated as World Heritage Sites. There are
excellent links to complete information about each site and many are
natural or built sacred sites.
The International Council
on Monuments and Heritage@Risk identifies threatened heritage places,
monuments and sites and shares suggestions for solving individual or
global threats to our cultural heritage.
Asia-Pacific Focal Point for World Heritage Managers
The organization is based in Australia with a mandate to preserve and
manage World Heritage sites in the region. This page has maps of and
information about World Heritage Sites in the Asia-Pacific region:
Central & South Asia region, South East Asia region, Indian
Sub-Continent Region and the Pacific region. Many of these sites are
UNEP - World Conservation Monitoring Centre
The World Conservation Monitoring Centre is the biodiversity
information and assessment arm of the United Nations Environment
IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature
The IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing
environment and development
WWF – World Wildlife Fund for Nature
in 1961, as the World Wildlife Fund, the organization grew to expand
its work in conserving the environment as a whole. It recognizes the
interdependence of all living things and works to preserve the planet
in a holistic manner.
www.panda.org and www.wwf.org
British National Trust
This charitable organization protects British historic sites including
forests, nature reserves and archaeological remains.
GHF – Global Heritage Foundation
Heritage Foundation works to preserve archaeological sites in
developing countries through managed economic development. They partner
with local institutions to create conservation networks and provide
matching endowment grants.
Cyark preserves cultural heritage sites
through collecting, archiving and openly distributing data developed by
scanning, digital modeling and other state-of-the-art technologies.
ARARA – American Rock Art Research Association
ARARA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of rock art
research, conservation and education. Rock Art is usually considered
sacred by native peoples.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Trust for Historic Preservation helps people protect, enhance,
and enjoy the places that matter most. The National Trust protection
program has begun including cultural landscapes, Native American sites,
and other sites important to Chinese, Hispanic and African American
State Historic Preservation Officers
Historic Hawaii Foundation
Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs) administer the national historic
preservation program at the State level, review National Register of
Historic Places nominations, maintain data on historic properties that
have been identified but not yet nominated, and consult with Federal
agencies during Section 106 review. SHPOs are designated by the
governor of their respective State or territory.
The Historic Hawaii Foundation is a non-profit organization that
encourages the preservation of historic buildings, including sacred
places, sites (including Native Hawaiian sacred sites), and communities
relating to the history of Hawaii. There are many sacred places on
their Endangered Lists. www.historichawaii.org
National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation
Founded in 1998, the Association is a national non-profit membership
organization of Tribal government officials who implement federal and
tribal preservation laws. NATHPO's overarching purpose is to support
the preservation, maintenance and revitalization of the cutlure and
traditions of Native peoples of the United States.
Nine Mile Canyon Coalition
organization is dedicated to preserving Nine Mile Canyon, Utah from
industrial development and associated traffic. The site is considered
to be one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs in the United
African American Cemeteries
seeks to preserve African American cemeteries. Cemeteries often contain
genealogical information that can't be found anywhere else. As such,
they provide crucial information and clues for further research for the
African American genealogist.
Cultural Restoration Tourism Project
Cultural Restoration Tourism Project restores temples and other
artifacts in Central Asia. They are currently working on Baldan
Baraivan in Mongolia. The organization brings volunteers to Mongolia to
work at rebuilding the temple.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization
comprised of people of color who are led the fight to save Petroglyph
National Monument from 2 freeways.
Friends of Moku‘ula
A non-profit formed to
educate the Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian community on the significance of
historical sites in a non-exploitive environment; to initiate the
process of restoring, protecting and preserving historically
significant sites including the Hawaiian island and pond at Lahaina
known as Moku‘ula and Mokuhina and; to create diverse economic
opportunities through historic preservation.
Partners for Sacred Places
Partners for Sacred
Places promotes the stewardship and active community use of America's
older and historic religious properties.
Sacred Land Film Project
The Sacred Land Film
Project produces a variety of media and educational materials,
including films and videos, to deepen public understanding of sacred
places, indigenous cultures and environmental justice.
California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance
This organization was formed in response to the accelerating
development in Orange County California and the concern over the loss
of cultural and historic places. Their mission is to identify, preserve
and protect all cultural resources, and especially those located in
Preserve Camp Coldwater Coalition
non-profit preserves and protects the natural resources and restores
the cultural integrity of the Camp Coldwater area and to acquaint all
people with the historic Birthplace of Minnesota.
The Rock Art Foundation
organization promotes the conservation and study of Native American
rock art in the Lower Pecos area of Southwestern Texas.
Sacred Earth Network
Sacred Earth Network (SEN)
is a non-profit (501(C)(3) international organization located in
Nichewaug (Petersham), Massachusetts. SEN is dedicated to protecting
indigenous land and culture and in cultivating a deep felt
sense of the sacred through programs open to all people.
Wolakota Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization emerging
from the needs of traditional Lakota (Dakota/Nakota) people to maintain
their cultural and spiritual lifeways for the sake of future
generations. They seek to protect Sacred Sites throughout the world,
promote dialogue among indigenous people, encourage traditional values
and skills along earth-friendly technologies, seek sustainable
solutions to environmental abuse
Geomancy/Feng Shui Education Organization
Foremost provider of education in Feng Shui and the Black Sect
Texas Archeological Society
Archeological Society is dedicated to the study and preservation of the
historic and prehistoric aspects of Texas' past.
The Megalithic Portal
A web site about all
types of megalithic monuments: standing stones, menhirs, stone circles,
dolmans and other ancient earthforms.
Cindy Pavlinac & Martin Gregory
Cindy Pavlinac and Martin Gregory are photographers of sacred sites.
This excellent website is an ecumenical guide to over 1100 sacred sites
with over 15,000 high quality photographs.
Sacred Sites of Wisconsin
An exploration of sacred sites in Wisconsin based on the book by
John-Brian Paprock and Teresa Peneguy Paprock.