1977 ICCM Rock Art Conference

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Editor: Colin Pearson
Held in Western Australia, September 1977, the main topics of the conference were as follows:
Management of rock art sites
Recording of rock art sites
Deterioration of rock art
Techniques for assessing deterioration of rock art
Conservation and restoration of rock art
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Field Trip to Examine Rock Art Sites in Western Australia

Paper Author:

Anon.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 104-112 Abstract Describes the field trip undertaken by delegates, following the one day seminar in Perth. Delegates participated in a 10-day field trip, examining rock paintings, engravings and stone arrangements, discussing conservation problems on-site. The […]

The role of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies

Paper Author:

Dix, W.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 3-5 Abstract The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies has supported, among many of its activities, the recording and conservation of rock art in Australia since 1973. This has mainly been in the form of grants […]

Prehistoric cave art in Bhimbetka, Central India

Paper Author:

Misra, V.N.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 69-70 28 Abstract Describes the work of the Archaeological Survey of India in preserving and documenting rock art sites in Central India. A description of the rock art sites is given, including their content, style, […]

The Aboriginal Sites Department, Western Australian Museum

Paper Author:

Wright, J

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), p.6 Abstract A short note on the functions of the Aborginal Sites Museum, including site recording, site protection, training and public education.  

Rock art conservation in South Africa

Paper Author:

Avery, G.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 66-68 Abstract Rock art conservation in South Africa has seen a significant change from an essentially intuitive approach to a scientific investigation. This paper describes the work being undertaken by members of the National Building […]

Deterioration analysis of rock art sites

Paper Author:

Clarke, J.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 54-63 Abstract Discusses the various techniques used to establish the causes of rock art deterioration. The first group of techniques is used to establish site parameters and includes photographic recording, petrographic analysis of the rock […]

The micro erosion meter: its application to the weathering of rock surfaces

Paper Author:

Smith, D.I.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 44-53 Abstract This instrument was developed in order to obtain direct measurements on the rate of lowering of limestone rock surfaces. Description and applications.  

Weathering in sandstone shelters in the Sydney Basin and the survival of rock art

Paper Author:

Hughes, P.J.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 36-41 Abstract Reports on some of the findings of a recently completed study of the geomorphological histories of a number of sandstone shelter archaeological sites in Southern New South Wales. Average natural rates of cavernous […]

Silcrete skins - their significance in rock art weathering

Paper Author:

Dolanski, J.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 32-35 Abstract Nature of silcrete skin: silcrete skin on sandstone is defined as a superficial orthoquartzite that is coated with a mixture of cryptocrystalline to amorphous silica with some oxides of iron. Manganese and titanium […]

On the occurrence of a parallel pigment layer phenomenon in the cross-sectional structure of samples from two rock painting sites in Canada

Paper Author:

Wainwright, Ian N.M.; Taylor, J.M.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 29-31 Abstract Reports on the unusual occurrence of a parallel pigment layer phenomenon in paint samples from two rock art painting sites in Canada. It appears that the original pigment layer has separated by an […]
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