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"Showing up" at rock art sites: Ethical behavior while using DStretch in Heiltsuk and Wuinkinuxv Territories on the BC Coast, Canada

Author(s): Aurora Skala

Year: 2016

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Summary

The results of this 2013-15 MA research will showcase the successful use of DStretch to bring out hidden images at pictograph sites in a geographically-remote area where prior photographs are unavailable. The examples used will be taken from First Nations Territories, primarily from Heiltsuk Nation and Wuikinuxv Nation, on the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Although these examples are a case study of one region, the concepts presented may offer insight regarding sites worldwide.

These remarkable images will provide a backdrop and entry point for a discussion on rock art research ethics. This presentation will explore some of the ethical imperatives and challenges, beyond mere legalities, which should be taken into consideration and practiced when researching rock art sites. For example, levels of permission, flow of information, (data) storage, consultation/collaboration, and restoration.


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"Showing up" at rock art sites: Ethical behavior while using DStretch in Heiltsuk and Wuinkinuxv Territories on the BC Coast, Canada. Aurora Skala. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403476)


Keywords

General
DStretch Ethics Rock Art

Geographic Keywords
North America-Canada


Spatial Coverage

min long: -142.471; min lat: 42.033 ; max long: -47.725; max lat: 74.402 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America