Rock Art as Cultural Resource

Linea Sundstrom, Kelley Hays-Gilpin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Cultural Resource Management
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages351-370
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405198738
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 14 2011

Keywords

  • 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

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Sundstrom, L., & Hays-Gilpin, K. (2011). Rock Art as Cultural Resource. In A Companion to Cultural Resource Management (pp. 351-370). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444396065.ch20