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Biological activity tracking on cave art sites

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UVF

[CAA 2015 – session 3C abstract]

Micro-organisms populating caves produce organic acids that damage and dissolve a calcite substratum. This might have been the primary cause of degradation of numerous Palaeolithic paintings in many caves…

by Alexander PAKHUNOV






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Northern Scandinavia rock paintings: NIR analysis

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NIR analysis

[CAA 2015 – session 3C abstract]

Field based Near Infrared analysis of Rock paintings in northern Scandinavia. Seven different sites have been investigated and generated large amounts of multivariate data requiring multivariate data analysis…

by Johan LINDERHOLM, Paul GELADI, Claudia SCIUTO




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Great Rock of Naquane, digital practices

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Naquane vector

[CAA 2015 – session 3C abstract]

Like archaeology in general, rock art studies need to record, study and share data: a large set of electronic instruments – for graphics and for the data analysis – are to be intended as a fundamental tool box for the careful and up-to-date rock art archaeologist…

by Andrea ARCÀ




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Rock-art photometric Stereo 3D visualizations

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Polesini cave

[CAA 2015 – session 3C abstract]

Traditional 3D recording requires expensive equipment as the laser scanning systems, with complex and highly specialised software. These problems may be partly overcome by applying a consolidate technique generally used in quality controls within manufacturing industrial environments: the photometric stereo…

by Massimo VANZI, Paolo Emilio BAGNOLI,
Carla MANNU, Giuseppe RODRIGUEZ





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Extensive rock-art panels, computer aided recording

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Detail map

[CAA 2015 – session 3C abstract]

The communication deals with a method for graphical recording of planar engraved surfaces with wide extension able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and resolution. This method uses digital photography and a dedicated software and produce the map directly in a digital image format…

by Paolo Emilio BAGNOLI, Andrea SAMUELI




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3D scan, a support for Petroglyph analysis

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[CAA 2015 – session 3C abstract]

Processed digital copies of the petroglyphs are visualised in order to enable the user to inspect the processed scans of the objects. By inspecting the scans the application provides a mass of functionality for achieving different views into the petroglyphs and their appearance….

by Frank BOOCHS, Stefanie WEFERS, Burkhard TIETZ, Tobias REICH




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Archaeoacoustics of rock art

3C session abstract

3C session abstract

[CAA 2015 – session 3C abstract]

Archaeoacoustics has made a breakthrough in the field of rock art research, as it represents a completely new way of studying the landscapes in which rock art was made…

by Margarita DIAZ-ANDREU, Tommaso MATTIOLI




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AaATec, a resource for archaeological communication

The AATEC journal

The AATEC journal

[CAA 2015 – session 3C abstract]

In 2013 a team of researchers from Russia has created an electronic International Journal Archaeoastronomy and Ancient Technologies – AaATec. The results of studies in the field of archeology and ancient technology, including related to the study and interpretation of rock art, are published in the journal…

by Larisa VODOLAZHSKAYA, Artem VODOLAZHSKIY




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Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave, grand opening!

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Lion head

After only 30 months of work, the opening of the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave to the public is scheduled for Saturday 25 April 2015: don’t miss it! It’s the largest cave replica ever built worldwide, ten times bigger than the Lascaux facsimile. All geological and archaeological features, such as paintings and engravings, are reproduced full-size in an underground environment identical to the original one. Visitors’ senses will be stimulated by the same sensations of silence, obscurity, temperature, humidity and acoustics, carefully reproduced.

by Andrea Arcà

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Valcamonica, Rock Art Fieldwork 2015

Tracing prehistory

Tracing prehistory

Tracing prehistory: from July 16 to August 6 2015 the annual archaeology field school at Paspardo will be open to archaeologists, scholars, students and enthusiasts. This area gives a great opportunity to learn, survey, photograph, draw and catalogue the rock engravings. The program involves field research, documentation, tracing, guided visits and lectures. Fieldwork is organised by Footsteps of Man, Valcamonica. Infos, poster and photo-galleries here available.

by Angelo Eugenio Fossati

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15 years of Rupestreweb, 12 new papers online

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Rupestreweb

 

January-April 2015, twelve new papers on Rupestreweb, for its 15 years of web-presence; a rich overlook about: Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, México, Nicaragua Perú, República Dominicana.  Piedras sagradas, conservação, narraciones orales, murales policromos,  piedras pintadas, geoglyphs and so on…
Rupestreweb, Arte rupestre en América Latina.

by Rupestreweb


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Valcamonica Symposium 2015

Valcamonica Symposium 2015

Valcamonica Symp. 2015

The new scientific committee of the CCSP presents the 2015 Valcamonica symposium, the  international meeting among rock-art scholars and researchers, which will be held on September 9-12 2015 at Capo di Ponte (Valcamonica, Italy). Attention is drawn over archaeological contexts, research updates, documentation techniques, dating methods, environmental context and rock art management. Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2015; deadline for completed papers: 30 May 2015.

by CCSP scientific committee

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I’M CHARLIE

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JE SUIS CHARLIE

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FB and rock art serendipity 1

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FB posts

On FB, amidst the continuous flow of links and pictures, faces and likes, new events and old news, something interesting suddenly appears.TRACCE FB social page shares this little or great bricks of knowledge. Here a listing of some of these sharings, periodically updated. As casual finds in archaeology, rock art serendipity may happen, and research synapses aroused, we hope!

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Arte rupestre australiana: conferenze

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Nourlangie

Spiritualità ed interpretazione della tradizione aborigena australiana, dalle origini al mondo contemporaneo. Due conferenze di Marisa GIORGI (Information Officer del Brisbane Queensland Museum) per presentare la spiritualità originale degli aborigeni e per capire perché abbiano un interesse per la protezione dell’arte rupestre in merito alla loro identità e all’interesse economico per il turismo.

Venerdì 21 novembre 2014 ore 21
bibioteca Civica di Cerveno (Valcamonica)
Venerdì 28 novembre 2014 ore 17
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CAA 2015, computer and rock art studies

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Call for papers

The Call for Papers for the 43rd International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2015) is open. You may submit your abstract for the Session 3C, Computer and rock art studies: data collection,  interpretation and communication. Deadline november 20th 2014.




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Saint Vincent, nuove incisioni rupestri preistoriche

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Ibex – stambecco

New important prehistoric rock carvings have been found by Eusebio Imperial of the S.Va.PA.– Société Valdôtaine de Préhistoire et d’Archéologie. Among them ibexes and fringed figures. Here a preliminary report by A.E. Fossati. Relazione di A.E. Fossati sulle nuove importanti incisioni rupestri preistoriche con stambecchi e figure frangiate scoperte in Valle d’Aosta.

by A. E. Fossati

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Ricerca in Valcamonica, quale futuro?

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tracing rock art

Tavola rotonda tra ricercatori e rappresentanti delle Istituzioni sul futuro della ricerca in Valcamonica, arte rupestre e non solo, Breno 20 giugno 2014.  

Which future for the research in Valcamonica? June 20 2014, round table at Breno (Valcamonica, I), discussion among researchers and governmental representatives.

by Valcamonica rock art


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