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Digitising The Deep Past: Machine learning, rock art and Indigenous engagements with 21st century technology

The sandstone country of Cape York hosts one of the richest bodies of rock art in the world. Spectacular galleries document the life-ways of generations...

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 3D documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in Southern France, which contains some of the...

Cool Jobs: Digital Archaeology

Dr Andrea Jalandoni talks rock art, drones, photogrammetry and GIS and archaeology in the 21st century. Science, technology, engineering and maths offer some of the...

Rock Art – RTI Example – Cultural Heritage Imaging

An example of RTI (reflectance transformation imaging) of a goat petroglyph in the UNESCO World Heritage Prehistoric Rock-Art Site, Côa Valley. Rocha 5 B da...

Photogrammetry for Rock Art

This video, “Photogrammetry for Rock Art,” shows the viewer an example of a petroglyph rock art panel as a 3D model created using photogrammetry.

WACA 144 – Basketmaker Pictographs

WACA 144 is not located in the main part of Walnut Canyon, as are most of the other sites in this virtual tour. Instead, it’s...

Importance of Documenting Rock Images

Video on the documentation of rock art in the United States.

Rock Art Images of Walnut Canyon – A Virtual Tour

While the rock image sites of Walnut Canyon are not accessible for public visitation, the National Park Service would like visitors to have the opportunity...

Virtual Indigenous rock art tour in Queensland

Please be advised: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this video contains names of people who have passed away. Join Jarramali...

The Dawn of Art: A Virtual Journey Inside Chauvet Cave

Explore the Chauvet Cave 36,000 years ago, with Daisy Ridley’s voice as your guide. It’s in the Ardèche gorges, in the south of France, that...

Songlines explained: A 360 experience with Rhoda Roberts

Float amongst the endless expanse of The Pleiades, behold the majestic scar trees, marvel at the Western Kimberly and the Wandjina as Rhoda Roberts AO,...

The myth of Aboriginal stories being myths | Jacinta Koolmatrie | TEDxAdelaide

For more than 50,000 years there were over 200 different groups of people living on the landmass now referred to as Australia. All of these...

Indigenous Australian Rock Art – Wandjina Style

The Wandjina are cloud and rain spirits from Australian Aboriginal mythology that are depicted in rock art in Australia. The broad-stroke artwork dates to around...

Episode 3: Chumash Rock Art & Cave Paintings

This is part of a series of educational videos created by the Oceano Dunes District Interpreters with California State Parks. Our Chumash Education program is...

Ancient Freemont Petroglyphs and Pictographs Up Close in 360 VR

For more 360 virtual tours, 360 music videos, and even delicious recipes, visit http://abeljames.com/ On mobile devices, open the video in the YouTube App to...

Dinosaur Rock Art Petroglyphs Poorly Explained in 360 VR

For more 360 virtual tours, 360 music videos, and even delicious recipes, visit http://abeljames.com/ To view the video in 360 VR on mobile devices, click...

Ancient Petroglyphs, Pictographs, and Rock Art Explained at Dinosaur National Monument

For more 360 virtual tours, 360 music videos, and even delicious recipes, visit http://abeljames.com/ NOTE: To view the video in 360 VR on mobile device,...

Aboriginal Heritage Office’s 360 Virtual Tours

There are around 140 rock art and 240 engraving sites that the AHO monitors within the six partner councils. These sites are found all over...

Explore cave paintings in this 360° animated cave – Iseult Gillespie

How to view this TED-Ed animated 360° video: If you have access to a Google Cardboard viewer and a smart phone: 1. Open this video...

Lascaux The Prehistory Of Art

Documentary about the Lascaux Cave, France.

The Dawn of Arts

Cave art from Chauvet France

What is African rock art?

How much space do 25,000 objects take up in the British Museum? Roughly 4 terabytes. Elizabeth Galvin is curator of the African rock art image...

Cave art and enduring kindness | Leslie Van Gelder | TEDxQueenstown

From archaeology in caves comes some of the deepest of insights into humanity. The finger flutings of humans some tens of thousands of years ago...

Ice Age Cave Art: Unlocking the Mysteries Behind These Markings | Nat Geo Live

When it comes to European Ice Age cave art, researchers have primarily focused their attention on the animal and human art, largely ignoring the geometric...

Our rock art, our heritage | Jo McDonald | TEDxPerth

Rock art is the oldest evidence for human communication. Found around the world, this symbolic behaviour is the earliest surviving record for the transmission of...

Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe?

Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn’t just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors...

Rock Carvings in Tanum Wikipedia

The Rock Carvings in Tanum (Swedish: Hällristningsområdet i Tanum) are a collection of petroglyphs near Tanumshede, Bohuslän, Sweden, which were declared a World Heritage Site...

Rock Carvings in Tanum

The rock carvings in Tanum, in the north of Bohuslän, are a unique artistic achievement not only for their rich and varied motifs (depictions of...

San Agustín Archaeological Park

The largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America stands in a wild, spectacular landscape. Gods and mythical animals are skilfully represented...

Rapa Nui National Park

Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island, bears witness to a unique cultural phenomenon. A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D....

Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley

The Prehistoric Rock-Art Site of the Côa Valley is an open-air Paleolithic archaeological site located in northeastern Portugal, near the border with Spain. In the...

Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde

The two Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain) are located on the banks of the rivers Agueda and...

Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula

The late prehistoric rock-art sites of the Mediterranean seaboard of the Iberian peninsula form an exceptionally large group. Here the way of life during a...

Cueva de las Manos

Cueva de las Manos (Spanish for Cave of the Hands or Cave of Hands) is a cave and complex of rock art sites in the...

Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas

The Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas, contains an exceptional assemblage of cave art, executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. It takes its name...

Maloti-Drakensberg Park

The Maloti-Drakensberg Park is a transboundary site composed of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg National Park in South Africa and the Sehlathebe National Park in Lesotho. The...

73,000-Year-Old Doodle May Be World’s Oldest Drawing

Seventy-three thousand years ago, an early human in what is now South Africa picked up a piece of ocher and used it to scratch a...

Tsodilo

The Tsodilo Hills are a UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS), consisting of rock art, rock shelters, depressions, and caves in southern Africa. It gained its...

Tsodilo, Botswana (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

With one of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world, Tsodilo has been called the ”Louvre of the Desert”. Over 4,500 paintings are...

Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The area exhibits a profusion of distinctive rock landforms rising above the granite shield that covers much of Zimbabwe. The large boulders provide abundant natural...

Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, South Africa (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Mapungubwe is set hard against the northern border of South Africa, joining Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is an open, expansive savannah landscape at the confluence...

Symbolic Discontinuities: Rock Art and Social Changes across Time and Space

This chapter presents a study of rock art variation through time in a high-altitude valley within the Southern Andes (Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina). It uses...

Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Quebrada de Humahuaca follows the line of a major cultural route, the Camino Inca, along the spectacular valley of the Rio Grande, from its source...

Bhimbetka rock shelters

The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site in central India that spans the Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods, as well as the historic period.[1][2] It...

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, India (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains on the southern edge of the central Indian plateau. Within massive sandstone...

Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly, Kazakhstan (UNESCO World Heritage)

Set around the lush Tamgaly Gorge, amidst the vast, arid Chu-Ili mountains, is a remarkable concentration of some 5,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings) dating from the...

KONDOA ROCK-ART SITES – TANZANIA

Location and Values: The Kondoa Rock-Art Sites are located across a wide area of the Maasai Steppe in central Tanzania, about half way between Arusha...

Kondoa Rock-Art Sites, Tanzania (World Heritage Site)

On the eastern slopes of the Masai escarpment bordering the Great Rift Valley are natural rock shelters, overhanging slabs of sedimentary rocks fragmented by rift...

Chongoni Rock-Art Area, Malawi (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Situated within a cluster of forested granite hills and covering an area of 126.4 km2, high up the plateau of central Malawi, the 127 sites...

Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes, Namibia (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes has one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs (engravings) in Africa. Most of these well-preserved engravings represent rhinoceros, elephant, ostrich and...

Ecosystem and relict cultural landscape of Lopé-Okanda, Gabon (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda demonstrates an unusual interface between dense and well-conserved tropical rainforest and relict savannah environments with a great...

Gobustan Rock Art

Gobustan Rock Art represents flora and fauna, hunting, lifestyles, and culture of pre-historic and medieval periods of time.[1] The carvings on the rocks illustrates primitive...

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Azerbaijan (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding...

Frobenius Institute – Rock Art Archive

The Frobenius Institute was one of the earliest research institutions for rock art in the world. With its 8,300 copies of rock art from Africa,...

American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA)

Mission Statement The American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA) is a diverse community of members with wide-ranging interests who are dedicated to rock art preservation,...

Asociación Arqueológica Viguesa (AAV) Museo Municipal Parque de Castrelos

Museo Municipal Parque de Castrelos c/n 36213 VIGO Spain no details available

Arte Preistorica

Artepreistorica.com was born as Artepreistorica.it in 2001 and founded by Maria Laura Leone (leone@artepreistorica.it). It is a site for publishing, research and information on art...

Armenian Centre of Prehistoric Art Study

National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Institute of Arts Marshal Bagramian

Arizona State University (ASU) Rock Art List

List of rock art related discussions and forums

Archivo Nacional de Arte Rupestre (ANAR)

The ANAR – Rock Art Nacional Archive- (Archivo Nacional de Arte Rupestre) – has as its basic purpose to serve as a Center of Reference...

ANISA rock art and settlement in the Alps

ANISA was founded in 1980 We first did research work on rock art in the Eastern Alps, then tried to solve questions concerning early settlement...

AncientArtReproductions.com

YOUR SOURCE FOR HAND-CARVED REPLICAS OF ANCIENT PETROGLYPHS AND PICTOGRAPHS (ROCK ART) AND CAVE PAINTINGS (CAVE ART) IN NATURAL STONE! THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS WERE TAKEN...

Aluka, Building a Digital Library of Scholarly Resources from and about Africa

Aluka is an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. ‘Aluka’, is derived from a Zulu word...

Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS), Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW, Australia

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) maintains the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS) which includes: information about Aboriginal objects that have been reported...

Abasuba Museum

The Abasuba Community Peace Museum is among the first community museums in Kenya, thanks to the initiative of its Founding Curator, Jack Obonyo. Upon marriage...

Arte Rupestre En Valltorta – Gassulla – Ulldecona | 4D Vull

4D VULL project has been carried out in 2015 & 2016 in several municipalities included in the Valltorta-Gassulla Cultural Park and surrounding districts, and in...

Museum of Northern Arizona (MUSNAZ) – Rock Art Database

Welcome to the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA). Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, our 200 acre campus includes an exhibit building, research labs, and state of...

Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU), Griffith University

The Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU) links Griffith staff and students to a highly collaborative international network of researchers and Indigenous peoples...

The British Museum – African Rock Art Image project

Africa’s rock art is as diverse as the continent itself. The African rock art image project team has catalogued c. 23,000 digital photographs of rock...

Qobustan Museum – Gobustan National Historical-Artistic Preserve

Gobustan geographical region is situated in East Azerbaijan and borders on the southern slope of Big Caucasus ridge in the north, Pirsaat River in the...

Asociacion de Arte Repustre (APAR) Peru

APAR is the acronym for the Peruvian Association of Rock Art, a non-profit civil institution founded in Lima in September 2007. APAR has a Legal...

Asociacion de estudios de Arte Rupestre de Cochabamba AEARC

El presente Blog es una iniciativa que empezara a dar pasos en la construccion y elaboracion de nuestra propia WEB SITE como AEARC, para lo...

Associação Brasileira de Arte Rupestre (ABAR)

The creation of the Brazilian Association of Rock Art-ABAR, was an initiative of Dr. Mila Abreu, from the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, on...

Alta Museum

Alta has Northern Europe’s largest concentration of rock art made by hunter- gatherers. The Rock art comprises both rock carvings and rock paintings made from...

Alta Museum – World Heritage Rock Art Centre

The rock art in Alta is one of seven listings on the UNESCO World Heritage List in Norway. The museum park is, in the snow...

Songlines, Dreamtime, and the Visionary Realm of the Aborigines

National Geographic joins Wade Davis on a journey deep into the Australian outback to document the disappearing cultures of Australia’s Aborigines, thought to be one...

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Arizona

The Painted Rock Petroglyph Site[1] is a collection of hundreds of ancient petroglyphs near the town of Theba, Arizona, listed on the National Register of...

Rock carvings at Alta

The Rock art of Alta (Helleristningene i Alta) are located in and around the municipality of Alta in the county of Finnmark in northern Norway....

Water is Life – Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia

Rock Art on the Macquarie University campus. Wen went out to test the Rock Art Database for mobile field recording.

Chillagoe-Mungana, Queensland

Rock-art in the Chillagoe limestone belt.

Qobustan Rock Art Museum Virtual Tour

Contours of petroglyphs on the upper terrace of Beyukdash Mountain in Gobustan (Picture 1). Petroglyph of aurochs or wild ox, which is considered extinct today....

Qobustan – Jingirdagh Mounth

Contours of petroglyphs on the upper terrace of Beyukdash Mountain in Gobustan (Picture 1). Petroglyph of aurochs or wild ox, which is considered extinct today....

Qobustan – Boyukdash Mounth

Contours of petroglyphs on the upper terrace of Beyukdash Mountain in Gobustan (Picture 1). Petroglyph of aurochs or wild ox, which is considered extinct today....

Qobustan – Kichikdash Mounth

Contours of petroglyphs on the upper terrace of Beyukdash Mountain in Gobustan (Picture 1). Petroglyph of aurochs or wild ox, which is considered extinct today....

Camels Rock Art, Ennedi Plateau, Chad

Detail of painted camels on a rock face, legs crossed as if they are walking with another small calf between them and surrounded by 25...

Laas Geel Rock Art, Somaliland

Laas Geel is one of the most important rock art sites in Somaliland. The site is placed on a granite outcrop at the confluence of...

Fighting Cats Rock Art, Libya

Deep in the Messak Settafet is a site that has intrigued researchers for decades: the image known as ‘Fighting Cats’. This iconic engraving shows two...

Crying Cows Rock Art, Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria

Algeria hosts a rich concentration of rock art; one of the most renowned areas is the Tassili n’Ajjer, a mountainous plateau covers a vast area...

Twyfelfontein Big Rock, South Africa

Experimental 3D model created by ThinkSee3D (https://sketchfab.com/thinksee3d) for the African Rock Art Image Project (http://africanrockart.britishmuseum.org/) at the British Museum. This model was created using archival...

Painted panel, Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria

Algeria hosts a rich concentration of rock art; one of the most renowned areas is the Tassili n’Ajjer, a mountainous plateau covers a vast area...

Painted panel, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe

This 80 foot long panel is from Zombapata Cave, atop a large granite hill in Mashonaland, Zimbabwe. It includes paintings of elephants, zebra, sheep, sable...

Engraved elephant, Messak, Libya

This engraving of an elephant, almost 1m wide, is carved into a sandstone rock face in Wadi Mathendous, in the Messak Plateau in Libya. Wadi...

Northern Cape, South Africa

Experimental 3D model created by ThinkSee3D (https://sketchfab.com/thinksee3d) for the African Rock Art Image Project (http://africanrockart.britishmuseum.org/) at the British Museum. This model was created using archival...

Cova dels Cavalls (7000ac-4500ac)

Cova dels Cavalls is likely the best known rock art site of Levantine art. The extraordinary hunting scene of a herd of deer has been...