Training in Dumfries and Galloway (October 2017)

Guidance

 

In order to compile a consistent, detailed database of Scotland's rock art for research and raising awareness, is important that all carved panels are recorded in the same way. We have prepared a series of Guidance Notes that take you through all stages of the recording process, from finding and identifying rock art, to creating a detailed visual and text-based record, and then uploading your records to our website.

 

Identifying rock art and preparing for recording: 

 

Getting Started

 

Recording rock art:

 

Post-Fieldwork 

 

 

 

Resources

This section provides further information and detailed guidance to help you explore, record, and learn more about rock art in Scotland, and elsewhere in the world. 

Education

Rock art has the power to capture young people's imagination. It can be a fertile ground for learning about how people made sense of their world in the past, and how prehistoric beliefs were expressed and shared widely. This section promotes a learning resource focusing on rock art, produced by Forestry and Land Scotland.

 

Videos and Podcasts

This section is dedicated to sharing many different outputs from the Scotland's Rock Art Project, and other rock art-related resources. You can listen to audio recordings, watch videos, and download our publications. 

Reading

Rock art has captured people's imagination for many decades, and is the subject of numerous publications. We have put together a list of books and articles that you might find interesting if you want to learn more this fascinating subject. 

 

Newsletters

If you are interested in knowing what we and our Community Teams are up to, and what we have planned, you can find out in our Spring and Autumn Newsletters! 

 

Websites

There are many different forms of rock art in the world, dating from over 40,000 years ago to present day. We have selected a number of websites where you can find out more about the richness and variety of rock art. 

 

Downloads

In this section you can download a number of documents and other related resources, such as our leaflet!