Rock Art as Cultural Resource

Linea Sundstrom, Kelley Hays-Gilpin

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Cultural Resource Management
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405198738
StatePublished - Jul 14 2011


  • Creating visual imagery, a nearly universal human experience-viewers connecting to rock art in a direct and immediate way
  • Effective rock art survey-familiarity with all forms of rock art
  • Finding and identifying rock art
  • Interpreting rock art sites-rock art or geoglyphs, answers to anthropological, historical, and art historical questions
  • Managing rock sites for their own sake-natural or human-generated damage to rock art sites, careful management planning
  • Marks deliberately produced by humans-on rock surfaces, termed rock art
  • Rock art as cultural resource
  • Rock art sites, more accessible-than most archaeological resources
  • Rock art, throughout the world-oldest examples, 40,000 years old, dating back into Paleolithic period in Australia and Europe
  • Tourists and rock art enthusiasts-"love sites to death," touching, climbing on, and bringing increased foot traffic to them

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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