2015. Counting the children: The role of children in the production of finger flutings in four Upper Paleolithic Caves. Oxford Journal of Archaeology (34) 2, 119-138. 

2014. Paleolithic finger flutings and the question of writingTime and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness, and Culture (7), 1-9.    

2010. New methods and approaches in the study of finger flutings. Proceedings from the IFRAO Conference: Pleistocene Art of the World. September 6-11, 2010.  

2010. Ten years in Rouffignac Cave, France: A collective report on a decade of finger flutings research. Proceedings from the IFRAO Conference: Pleistocene Art of the World. September 6-11, 2010.  

2010. Four forms of finger flutings as seen in Rouffignac Cave, France. In Bahn, P. (ed). An enquiring mind: Studies in honor of Alexander Marshack. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 269-285. *

2010. Fluted Animals in the Zone of Crevices, Gargas Cave, France. Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations, Lisbon, Portugal, 4-9 September 2006. *

2009. Paleolithic finger flutings as efficient communication: Applying Zipf’s Law to two panels in Rouffignac Cave, France.  Semiotica 177, 171-190. *

2009. Women and girls as Upper Paleolithic cave ‘artists’: Deciphering the sexes of finger fluters in Rouffignac Cave, Oxford Journal of Archaeology. 28:4, 323-333.*

2009. Kevin Sharpe 1950-2008. Rock Art Research. 26:1, 122.

2007. Human uniqueness and Upper Paleolithic ‘Art’: An archaeologist’s reaction to Wentzel Van Huyssteen’s Gifford Lectures. American Journal of Theology and Philosophy. 28: 3, 311-345. *

2007. More about ‘More about finger flutings.’ Rock Art Research 24:1, 133-135. *

2006. Evidence of cave marking by Paleolithic children. Antiquity 80:310, 937-947. *

2006. The study of finger flutings. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 16:3, 281-295. *

2006. Finger flutings in Chamber A1 of Rouffignac Cave, France. Rock Art Research 23:2, 179-198. *

2006. A method for studying finger flutings. In Exploring the Mind of Ancient Man: Festschrift to Robert G. Bednarik, ed. P. Chenna Reddy. New Delhi: Research India Press.*

2005. Alexander Marshack. 4 April 1918 to 20 December 2004. Rock Art Research.  22:1, 98-99.    

2005. Alexander Marshack, 1918-2004. International Newsletter on Rock Art. 

2005. Techniques for studying finger flutings. Society of Primitive Technology Bulletin 30, 68-74. *

2004. Children and Paleolithic ‘art’: indications from Rouffignac Cave, France. International Newsletter on Rock Art. 38:9-17. *  



2008. Weaving a Way Home. University of Michigan Press.

2004. Childhood in the church of Darwin. In Writing the Future: Progress and Process. Terra Nova Monograph Series. Cambridge Mass: MIT Press.    


2014: Mike Glier, Glenorchy. Catalogue for Mike Glier: Glenorchy Exhibition. Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. 

2014. On Absolute Darkness

2014. Ghost limbs in snakeskin light: On seeing home. Earthlines (8), 4-7.

2014. Measuring time. Bellevue Literary Review (14), 116-121.

2013. The Myth of Progress. Otago Daily Times Op-Ed. April, 2013. 

2009. When the stories fled. Irish Pages. 4:2. 

2005. Place, Paradox, and Love. Roundstone Conversation on Place and Story

2005. The gift of the anthropomorphic mind. Nature in Legend and Story. Fall: 8-13.  

2005. A Gifting RealityThirteenth Biennial Meeting for the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning.

2004. At the confluence of paradox: Implicit religion and the wild. Journal of Implicit Religion. 7:3,  207-222. 

2004. The architects of reclamation. Nature in Legend and Story. Summer: 31-32. 

2003. The philosophy of place, the power of story. Call to Earth: Journal of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy. 

2003. Dancing the River of Grief: Compassion and Contrition in Barry Lopez’s River Notes.

2002. Replacing memory and the geography of childhood. Nature in Legend and Story. Fall: 30-35.


2007. Editorial statement. Green Letters 8.

2005. The Battle for love: A review of Barry Lopez’s Resistance. Green Letters 6.

2004. Rivers and canyons of paradox: Sacred geographies and storied landscapes. A Review of Michael Englehardt’s ‘Where the Rain Children Sleep.H-NET Book Review.

2003. Review of Patricia Monaghan’s The Red Haired Girl from the BogH-NET Book Review.


Conference Papers/Presentations

A complete list of conference and public presentations can be found here


2012. The Glenorchy Road: A Dream Come True

Strategic Planning

2011. QLF at 50

* articles co-authored with Kevin Sharpe.

© Leslie Van Gelder 2017