Welcome to Christopher Chippindale's web space. I am an archaeologist, rock-art researcher and editor, currently at Cambridge University, England, where I am a curator at the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and attached to the McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research.
This is where I keep varied files to do with my own research or related to it.
Some concern my research work with David Gill on antiquities collecting, a concern of the Illicit Antiquities Research Centre at the McDonald Institute. Those files are accessible through this page, and should also be cross-linked from the Illicit Antiquities Research Centre's own pages.
Some files here are intended for public access. Others are not. Those are for myself and colleagues to use for work in progress; so they are not secret, but nor are they explained. One may be, e.g., a table without any account or explanation of what it is.
This work is mine, or that of colleagues and collaborators. That is why it is copyright. Any fair use is fine, including its use as much as you want in learning and in teaching; so is printing-out or photocopying it in reasonable quantities. It is not fair to pass it off as your own work, or to use it in a way that generates income.
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For now all this is on a Cambridge University server; I also can be reached in perpetuity at www.christopherchippindale.com, my permanent electronic address. For now all you will find there is notice of this active page here and of my e-mail address.
This page is written by Christopher Chippindale. Last update: 5 June 2000. © Christopher Chippindale and/or its authors.
The material here is of four kinds:
publications of mine, accessible here in electronic form as a complement to their printed publication;
supplementary materials to publications of mine, such as tabulations on which a study is based;
elements of work in progress, which likely will be published in some form at some date;
other material it is useful for me to keep here, and which may be useful for others.
The purpose of putting this on the Internet is so that people can have access to it. Any fair use of it is welcome, including its use as much as you want in teaching, and printing-out or using items from it in reasonable quantities. It is not fair to pass it off as your own work, or to use material in a way that generates income for you.
I am always glad to hear from people who find anything in my work useful, or interesting. Feedback is most welcome.
The texts are taken from whatever is to hand. For published work, that is usually the word-processor file originally submitted to the editor of the publication. It will be essentially what was published, but without revisions, corrections and proof-reading fixes: for a word- and letter-perfect version you must look at the publication. They also lack, usually, all the pictures, for which again you must look at the publication. It is far from a complete set of what I have written and published. My older stuff I do not have in electronic form, nor some of the newer. There is nothing at all to do with Stonehenge, for instance, a subject I have often written about, because I chance not to have that in a form which can be made into an HTML file. Most of the files are on this server; others may be links to my stuff in other places.
The material on the site is divided into these sections:
Rock-art research of my own
Edited rock-art books
Research of my own concerning antiquities collecting
Other writing of my own
Reference-lists and other resources
Rock-art research of my own (published or in press)
Chippindale, Christopher. In press. Small marks on rocks, large marks with rocks: labour input to rock-art and to a megalithic construction of later prehistoric Europe, in John Steinberg (ed.), Systematics of chiefdom societies.
Chippindale, Christopher. In press. Prehistoric rock-art: studying ancient pictures as pictures, in David Whitley (ed.) Handbook of rock art studies. Beverly Hills (CA): AltaMira Press. In press.
Bradley, Richard, Christopher Chippindale & Knut Helskog. In press.Post-Palaeolithic rock art in Europe, in David Whitley (ed.) Handbook of rock art studies. Beverly Hills (CA): AltaMira Press.
Christopher Chippindale, Joane de Jongh, Josephine Flood & Scott Rufolo. 2000. Stratigraphy, Harris matrices and relative dating of Australian rock-art, Antiquity 68: 87882.
Edited rock-art books (published or in press)
Chippindale, Christopher & Paul S.C. Taçon (ed.). 1998. The archaeology of rock-art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chippindale, Christopher & Paul S.C. Taçon. 1998. The many ways of dating Arnhem Land rock-art, north Australia, in Christopher Chippindale & Paul S.C. Taçon (ed.), The archaeology of rock-art: 90111. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Taçon, Paul S.C. & Christopher Chippindale. 1998. Introduction: an archaeology of rock-art through informed methods and formal methods, in Christopher Chippindale & Paul S.C. Taçon (ed.), The archaeology of rock-art: 110. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Research of my own concerning antiquities collecting (published or in press)
Chippindale, Christopher, David W.J. Gill, Emily Salter & Christian Hamilton. In press. Collecting the Classical world: first steps in a quantitative history, in Neil Brodie (ed.), Illicit antiquities; the destruction of the worlds archaeological heritage. Cambridge: McDonald Institute of Archaeology.
Chippindale, Christopher & David W.J. Gill. In press. Material consequences of contemporary Classical collecting, American Journal of Archaeology. As well as the text of the article, there are supplementary materials, and the tabulations on which the study is based.
Gill, David & Christopher Chippindale. 1993. Material and intellectual consequences of esteem for Cycladic figures, American Journal of Archaeology 97(3): 602673.
Other publications of my own (published or in press)
Chippindale, Christopher. In press. The nature of data in paper and in electronic media, in Mary S. Carroll (ed.), untitled book on information technology in archaeology.
Peachey, Elizabeth & Christopher Chippindale. 1997. Antiquity's experience in adding an electronic element to a printed journal, Antiquity 71 (274): 10601061.
Chippindale, Christopher. 1997. From print culture to electronic culture, Antiquity 71 (274): 10701073.
Chippindale, Christopher. 1997. On writing about archaeology in the English language, Archaeological Dialogues
Chippindale, Christopher. 1993. Ambition, deference, discrepancy, consumption: the intellectual background to a post-processual archaeology, in Andrew Sherratt & Norman Yoffee (ed.), Archaeological theory: who sets the agenda?: 2736. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Reference-lists and other resources
List of publications by Christopher Chippindale: incomplete, but the main ones are mostly there.
List of references relating to Australia as used by Christopher Chippindale.
List of references (other than relating to Australia) as used by Christopher Chippindale, part 1 A--D.
List of references (other than relating to Australia) as used by Christopher Chippindale, part 2 E--M.
List of references (other than relating to Australia) as used by Christopher Chippindale, part 3 N--Z.