Petroglyphs (Material Keyword)

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Asiatic Echoes - The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text John Ruskamp.

For centuries, researchers have been debating if, in pre-Columbian times, meaningful exchanges between the indigenous peoples of Asia and the Americas might have taken place. Many sinologists have written positively on this topic, yet, so far, no conclusive proof has been put forth establishing such trans-Pacific contact as a historical event. This report reveals with statistical certainty and expert analysis that previously unrecognized ancient Chinese scripts were written in pre-Columbian...


MEASURING THE PROPERTIES OF ROCK VARNISH ON PETROGLYPHS: A COMPARISON OF THREE METHODS OF ANALYSIS USED ON DATED GRAFFITI AND ANCIENT PETROGLYPHS AT THREE SITES IN ARIZONA
PROJECT Kirk Astroth.

Archaeologists, as well as petroglyph and pictograph researchers more specifically, have striven for years to develop scientific means for dating petroglyphs, through both direct and indirect methods. For years, the conventional wisdom has been that the older a petroglyph is, the darker it will appear because of the constant process of varnish formation that occurs on rocks in arid environments. This study focused on analyzing varnish formation on both dated inscriptions and undated precolumbian...