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Australia’s Rock Art Heritage: A Thematic Approach to Assessing Scientific Value  

Jo McDonald

Australia has myriad rock art places that have special significance to their many Indigenous owners and a heritage resource of outstanding universal value to all humankind. The appropriate ... More

The Conservation and Management of Rock Art: An Integrated Approach  

Johannes Loubser

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
The aim of this chapter is to review basic components and procedures regarding rock art conservation and management for archaeologists and anybody else who may be interested in such ... More

Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights in Rock Art: A Case Study of Australian Indigenous Art  

Stephen Gray

Questions of legal and cultural rights over rock art are particularly compelling given the very different significance the art holds for Indigenous people compared to that recognized by a ... More

Introduction: Towards an Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art  

Bruno David and Ian J. McNiven

This Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art highlights a number of conceptual themes and issues that go to the heart of rock art research. Rock ... More

Light and its Interaction with Antiquities and Works of Art: A Conservator’s Perspective  

Eleni Kotoula

This chapter addresses issues related to light–object interaction along with its resulting phenomena, taking into consideration materiality issues. It presents light and its role in ... More

Out of Time and Place: Graffiti and Rock Art Research  

Ursula Frederick

This chapter explores the relationship between graffiti and rock art in the context of archaeological and heritage studies. It outlines how archaeologists, and particularly rock art ... More

Rock Art Tourism  

Mélanie Duval, Christophe Gauchon, and Benjamin W. Smith

Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Rock art tourism facilities at publicly accessible sites range widely from a total absence of purpose-built infrastructure to multimillion-dollar interpretation centres, and from free and ... More

Translating Tribal Values  

Theresa Pasqual

Print publication date:
Oct 2017
Online publication date:
Sep 2017
Tribal governments in the Southwest employ a number of individuals to help with the preservation of tribal values and places. In this chapter, Theresa Pasqual, former director of Acoma ... More