the Archaeo Art gallery by James Q. Jacobs

Background images, desktop patterns, buttons, and graphics

Welcome to    the Archaeo Art gallery            

a page of graphic resources showcasing past work
and offering many free images to educators and private users.
All photos, graphics, backgrounds, buttons, and desktop
patterns "may" be used free. Read the permission details first.
This is an archive. Newer images are found throughout the website.

Also, check out the Desktop Calendars and Desk Pictures for larger images.

All rights reserved © 2005 by James Q. Jacobs. 
Contact and Permission details
Commercial inquiries, rights inquiries, and commissions welcomed.

Photo Stock, Graphic Arts and Web Design.


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While researching Neolithic great menhirs, I found a beautifully illuminated image
of kerbstone engravings at Newgrange. Here are the final products--three GIF background files.

Colors of your page, row, table, and background colors and/or images will show through two of the three files,
allowing for millions of variations. The next two cells display the two distinct transparent files, one blue and one white,
on purple and brown backgrounds respectively. The third file, a non-transparent image, is in the following row.

The Neolithic engraving background image in the above cell is not transparent.
The banner floating below this table is based on the same Neolithic kerbstone petroglyph.
McKee Man, on the left above, is from NE Utah, as is the rock art scene on the right.
The lower two images above and the handprint tiles were created with images of my stoneware art.

The line of dancing anthropomorphs call the Colorado River Canyon near Moab home.

DOWNLOADING IMAGES: Right-click (or click and hold) on the image or page background. Select from the menu.


Buttons and Horizontal Rules are sprinkled throughout this gallery.   |    Anthropology   |   Rock Art Pages   |    Photo Stock and Illustrations   |    Web Design   |    Art    

Rock Art Images

Background is an inversed photo from the California desert. Above images are from Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Anthropomorph pictograph image below is from the San Rafeal Swell, also Eastern Utah. Visit the Rock Art Pages for more details about the Rock Art images.

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This background is a patch of white crackle raku glaze.






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All images © 1997-2005 by James Q. Jacobs. All rights reserved.
Commercial inquiries are welcomed.
Contact   |    Anthropology   |   Rock Art Pages   |    Photo Stock   |    Web Design   |    Art


Permission is required for any use of my images,
except as stated below or in the site pages.

Persons and organizations considering any commercial use must contact me first.
For-profit groups considering any use must contact me first.
All images are subject to copyright laws and are the property of James Q. Jacobs.


My photography and writings may be used and reproduced for non-commercial, educational purposes, such as classroom materials, without contacting me and without my permission if you cite the source ( in some way.  You may use my photos and other graphics in non-commercial, educational Web sites if you provide a credit with a link for each image used, as follows: Photo by JQ Jacobs (or image).  Please, do not embed the images on my server in your Web pages, download the files and place them on your own server.

FREE : You are welcome to copy the background images, graphics, buttons, horizontal rules, and drawings from this Web pages for use on your own non-commercial Web pages if you provide credit and a link to my home page, this page, The Archaeo Art Gallery, or my Photos and Illustrations page. For example: Background by JQ Jacobs or Images by JQ Jacobs. FREE : You are also welcome to use any of my images for your personal computer desktop images or desk pictures.