Texas Archeology Academy
Texas Archeology Academies
Rock Art Academy Curriculum Outline
The archeology and anthropology of rock art
What is “rock art”?
Engravings and petroglyphs
Where is rock art found?
Rock art on the landscape
When did production of rock art begin?
Origins of rock art
Rock art production today
Who is the artist?
How is rock art produced?
Why is rock art produced?
Analysis, dating, and classification
Physical and chemical analysis of pigments
Rock art dating
Classification and style
Informed methods of analysis
Formal methods of analysis
Scientific method in rock art – before the field
Developing a research design
Developing field protocol
Basics of rock art field recording
Implementing field protocol
Maintaining flexibility in field protocol
Rock art analysis – after the field
Conducting a feature analysis
Applying relevant ethnographic and ethnohistoric data
Testing hypotheses – developing a cable-like argument
Reformulating hypothesis and new discoveries
Management and conservation
Assessing the site
Developing a management plan