Towards a new era of rock art documentation

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The best way to research a rock carving is on site, in contact with the surface, feeling the curved lines and the structure of the pecking. Unfortunately in practice, most re- searchers will not have the possibility, or means, to go out in the eld and therefore have to rely on the available documentation. This makes the praxis of documentation and the history of documentation an important and often overlooked part of rock art research (Goldhahn 2004: 24). The majority of the research is based on the available documentation and this makes the documentation a vital pawn in the eld of rock art research. In this article we will look at the importance of the documentation, the meth- odologies used today and its scienti c value within the research of rock art in present and future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGiving the Past a Future : Essays in Archaeology and Rock Art Studies in Honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu
EditorsJames Dodd, Ellen Meijer
Number of pages13
Place of publicationOxofrd
PublisherArchaeopress
Publication year27 Jul 2018
Pages287-299
Chapter24
ISBN (print)9781784919702
ISBN (Electronic)9781784919719
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2018

    Research areas

  • rock art, documentation of rock art, 3D Modelling, image based modelling, laser scanning, frottage, archaeological methods

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