The Global Rock Art Database


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The Global Rock Art Database is a global non-for profit organisation based in Australia offering a free Online platform to manage and share rock art data from around the world.
The organisation provides services for rock art data management and field recording technologies including database management, GIS, photogrammetry, LIDAR & UAV (drone) survey, image mapping, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Stories Depicted in Art

Rock Art can be found on all continents around the world, except for Antartica. Humans depicted their experience and interactions with their environment from the Arctic Circle to the Deserts and Tropical Rainforests around the Globe. Find out what our ancestors were thinking about.

Rock Art Styles

Discover different rock art styles that developed over more than 40.000 years. From the spectacular petroglyphs on the Burrup Peninsula in Australia to the integrate and details paintings of Lascaux and Chauvet in France to the largest rock arrangements and geoglyphs in Nazca Peru.

Watch Documentaries and Videos


Across the world we can find hundreds of thousands of rock art sites, important heritage places for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and a testament to over 40,000 years of human activity, including interactions with other peoples and the environment. Many of these sites have not been documented or recorded and are threatened by natural and cultural agents. It is becoming increasingly important to develop conservation models for the protection and preservation of sites.

Educational Virtual Reality & 3D Models

Check out some of these Virtual Tours and 3D Models.

The Latest In Rock Art Technologies

Want to learn more about rock art recording techniques and latest technologies? Contact us and join our vibrant community in the discussion forum.