1977 ICCM Rock Art Conference

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 […]

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 […]

Simple field techniques for recording engravings by casting and stereophotography

Paper Author:

Clegg, J.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 22-26 Abstract This paper describes two easy and cheap recording techniques for rock art. These are aluminum foil casting and the use of stereophotography without the requirements of sophisticated equipment.  

Photogrammetry - its potential application to problems in Australian archaeology

Paper Author:

Rivett, L.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 15-21 Abstract The comments in this paper are made with little background in archaeology. The aim is to suggest areas where photogrammetry may be able to make a useful contribution. The basic principles of photogrammetery […]

Recording rock art. A conflict of purpose?

Paper Author:

Rosenfeld, A.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 9-14 Abstract Techniques for recording rock art are extremely varied. Although most people agree on the need to combine the use of photography, drawing and verbal description, there is an enormous variation in how photos, […]

Conservation of Aboriginal rock art in New South Wales

Paper Author:

Sullivan, S.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 71-74 Abstract This paper provides a brief summary of conservation measures researched and/or employed in N.S.W. To preserve Aboriginal art, with a description of problems incurred to date. Situations so far examined include stabilization of […]

Rock art deterioration and conservation in the Top End" of the Northern Territory. Part I the setting and causes of rock art deterioration"""

Paper Author:

Chaloupka, G.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 75-80 Abstract Describes the causes of damage to rock art in the northern part of the Northern Territory of Australia which differs from that in other areas. A description of the area is given including […]

Rock art: protection and development

Paper Author:

Smits, L.G.A.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 99-101 Abstract Discusses the human factor in the conservation of rock art. At least four factors relate to the amount of damage done by man: accessibility, publicity, population density and standard of living. The particular […]

A review: the lichen role in rock art - dating, deterioration and control

Paper Author:

Florian, Mary Lou E.

Year:

1977
Conservation of Rock Art. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Conservation of Rock Art, Perth, September 1977 (1978), pp. 95-98 Abstract Describes the role of lichens in rock art, including the deterioration they cause and the question of their removal with reference to damage of rock surface, aesthetic considerations and the type of lichen […]
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