New Methods for Rock Art Recording at Petrified Forest National Park

Author(s): Nicole Lohman

Year: 2015


Researchers and park staff recorded rock art at Petrified Forest National Park with a number of different and disparate approaches over the past half-century. As part of a graduate research project a standardized multi-scalar approach for recording rock art at the park was developed. The development process examined the efficacy of four different approaches for creating panel sketches. A comparison of the variables of time to complete, accuracy, and perceived ease for each method revealed the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. A series of forms to record rock art used by agencies and organizations in the Southwest were also examined and used to compile a park specific recording form. The results of the study permitted the development of a multi-scalar adaptive approach, which permits the collection of data appropriate for both research and management needs.

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New Methods for Rock Art Recording at Petrified Forest National Park. Nicole Lohman. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397370)

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Arizona Methods Rock Art

Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest

Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;