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Exercice du droit de réponse à l’annexe III de l’article d’Yves et Christine Gauthier paru dans le numéro 20 (2018) des Cahiers de l’AARS.

Abstract : Demonstration of the unfounded nature of two reproaches made against me. For more information on the ins and outs of this case, please refer to Nota bene. I discovered Y. Gauthier’s answer to my right of reply after the publication of issue 21 of the AARS Cahiers in August 2020. Everyone will appreciate the content of this answer by referring to my publications. The editorial team of the Cahiers decreed that Y. Gauthier’s response was "the final point of an exchange". Whatever untruth cannot remain unanswered, it is important for me to add these five clarifications to the comments made: 1- The fact that Y. and C. Gauthier omitted to quote my 2006 article, is in no way a "banal lack of reference". This omission allowed them to appropriate some of my ideas in their 2011 publication, as outlined on pages 38-39 of my 2016-2017 text available at 2- I don’t attribute anywhere to Y. and C. Gauthier the thesis of a Saharan charriotry owned exclusively by Libyan-Berber groups. I note only that this thesis is very widespread in the literature. 3- Neither in my publications, nor in my pre-publication available on halshs are mentioned ( the word "plagiarism" and the sentence in quotation marks that Y. Gauthier credits me in his note 1 (p. 304). Feeling defamed on the basis of an officially non-existent word and phrase is a first in the field that deserves to be highlighted. 4- Y. Gauthier talks about the reading committee of the Cahiers de l’AARS. However, this journal has no reading committee. It is the members of the board of the Association of the Friends of Saharan Rock Art (AARS) who decide what to do with the texts they receive (I thank very much the team of the portal HAL SHS to have accepted, in October 2019, to diffuse my text and the photographic corpus of the chariots and parts of chariots currently known of the Adrar of Iforas, in the topic "pre-publication/working document", which text and corpus had been rejected a few weeks earlier by the aforementioned board). 5- Contrary to what Y. Gauthier indicates, I have never called the double-punctuated oval engravings of northern Africa "idols". This word borrowed from European archaeology is noted in quotation marks in my writings on the rare occasions when I evoke the protohistoric anthropomorphic figures of southwestern Europe.
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Christian Dupuy. Exercice du droit de réponse à l’annexe III de l’article d’Yves et Christine Gauthier paru dans le numéro 20 (2018) des Cahiers de l’AARS.. Les Cahiers de l'AARS, Saint-Lizier : Association des amis de l'art rupestre saharien, 2020, pp.301-304. ⟨halshs-02954363⟩



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