H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout with 6 colour plates
Published Aug 2016
This book addresses the presentation of scientific approaches to the materiality of rock art, ranging from recording and sampling methods to data analyses. The issue of the materiality of visual productions of the distant past is addressed through various scientific approaches, including fieldwork, laboratory techniques and data analysis protocols.
Relevant Issues for the Design of a Protocol for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rock Art – Eugenia P. Tomasini, Mara Basile, Marta S. Maier, Norma Ratto; Superimpositions and Attitudes Towards Pre-existing Rock Art: a Case Study in Southern Patagonia – Anahí Re; Pigments Used in Rock Paintings from the East and West of the Iberian Peninsula Analysed by X-ray Fluorescence: Analogies and Differences – A. Martín Sánchez, C. Roldán García, M. J. Nuevo, J. Oliveira, S. Murcia Mascarós, C. Oliveira; The Material Scientific Investigation of Rock Art: Contributions from non-Invasive X-ray Techniques – Jillian Huntley, Clive Freeman Galamban; Methodological Approach to the Materiality of Rock Paintings Based on Their Physicochemical Characterisation. Proposal and Reflections from Their Study in Chile – Marcela Sepúlveda; Step Forwards in the Archaeometric Studies on Rock Paintings in the Bogotá Savannah, Colombia. Analysis of Pigments and Alterations – Judith Trujillo T.; What Should We Do or Not Do for the Preservation or Remedial Action in Prehistoric Painted Caves? – F. Bourges, P. Genthon, D. Genty, M. Lorblanchet, France, E. Mauduit, D. D’Hulst, E. David, J.-L. Zimmerman, N. Ferrer; Forensic Replication Work with Australian Cave Art – Robert G. Bednarik, Yann-Pierre Montelle; Experimental Rock Art Studies. Replication of Pictographs from La Primavera Locality (Santa Cruz, Argentina) – Rocío V. Blanco, Natalia G. Barreto; Measurements and Replications of Hand Stencils: a Methodological Approach for the Estimation of the Individuals’ Age and Sex – Natalia Carden, Rocío Blanco; Time and Rock Art Production: Explorations on the Material Side of Petroglyphs in the Semiarid North of Chile – Francisco Vergara, Andrés Troncoso, Francisca Ivanovic; Taphonomy of the Early Petroglyphs at Daraki-Chattan and in the Region Around It in Chambal Basin, India – Giriraj Kumar, Ram Krishna, Robert G. Bednarik; The Tribology of Petroglyphs – Robert G. Bednarik; Understanding the Technology of Very Small Cupules in Daraki-Chattan, India – Ram Krishna, Giriraj Kumar; Evidence of Collaboration Among Art-Makers in Twelve Upper Palaeolithic Caves – Leslie Van Gelder; A Survey of Developments in Dating Australian Rock-Markings – Graeme K. Ward; A New Cold Plasma System for Pictogram 14C Sampling – Marvin W. Rowe, Eric Blinman, John C. Martin, J. Royce Cox, Mark MacKenzie, Lukas Wacker; Direct Dating of Bolivian Petroglyphs Using Indirect Microerosion Analysis – Robert G. Bednarik; Use of Theodolite and Photographic Techniques in the Recording and Analysis of the Geographical and Astronomical Entorno (surrounding) – Patricio Bustamante, Ricardo Moyano, Daniela Bustamante