Petroglyphs, Valley of Fire State Park @ Nevada 12.2012
Rock Art

related: communication, heritage, indigenous

Rock Art = Human-made markings placed on natural stone

Tips

Please do not touch the rock art because contact with the oils in skin will damage them. You may take photographs and sketches, but rubbings are not permitted. Avoid climbing near rock art sites.

Elsewhere on the Web

Bradshaw Foundation
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Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_art

Vandalism

Petroglyph thefts near Bishop stun federal authorities, Paiutes

Australia

Aboriginal rock art may depict first sea arrivals
Push on to protect Australia's rare rock art
Rock art at risk
Aboriginal rock art at risk from mining – interactive map
PERAHU
Google Art Project
Rock art goes digital - The Djulirri rock art complex in the north of Australia contains some extraordinary ancient works. And new technologies have allowed them to be digitised and available to the world for the first time.

Indonesia

Cave paintings change ideas about the origin of art

Europe

European Cave Art: Was It The Earliest Form of Cinema?
Ancient cave art could be Neanderthal's
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Mexico

Mexican archaeologists find complex panel of 1,000 year-old petroglyphs in Nayarit

New Zealand
http://ngaitahu.iwi.nz/our_stories/the-first-languageof-te-waipounamu/

USA

Rough ride to rock etchings worth the trip
Nevada petroglyphs the oldest in North America
Dating North America's Oldest Petroglyphs
CU-Boulder led research effort dates oldest petroglyphs known in North America
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nevada-petroglyphs-oldest-north-america
http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/trip-week/ancient-cultures-left-mark-southwest
https://www.texasobserver.org/if-these-walls-could-talk - @bradtyer
http://www.howtofindrockart.com


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Recent Events

May Rock Art Conference
More info: http://www.arara.org/index.htm + https://www.facebook.com/Ifrao2013

Misc

Desert varnish is the thin red to black coating found on exposed rock surfaces in arid regions. Varnish is composed of clay minerals, oxides and hydroxides of manganese and/or iron, as well as other particles such as sand grains and trace elements. The distinctive elements are Manganese (Mn) and Iron (Fe). - http://www.nps.gov/cany/learn/nature/desertvarnish.htm


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