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Citizen Science: Rock Art Documentation Methods

Categorized as: Science & Technology
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  • October 13, 2017
  • 07:00PM - 03:00PM
  • $135 JTNPA/PINE member $145 non member Credit Fee: $235 JTNPA/PINE member $245 non member
  • 760-367-5535
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Rock art is one of the most fascinating yet traditionally the most over-looked archaeological components due largely to a dearth of dating methods with which to place it in a chronological framework. Advances in dating methods and technology have spurred increased interest in rock art documentation. In this hands-on class rock art specialist Jeremy Freeman will lead participants through the process of documenting a rock art site. Participants will learn rock art documentation methods both through class-room instruction and actual field documentation of a rock art site near the park. Participants will learn how to: classify figures, record and enter attribute data into an Access Database, capture figure photographs with color correction for analysis, use D-stretch of in-field and laboratory analysis, capture color data using a colorimeter, create digital renderings of rock art figures, analyze relationships between figures on a panel, using microscopy for analysis, and more. The class will include field documentation and laboratory processing and analysis. Bring your own laptop. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Freeman’s Rock Art Documentation Manual.

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