Getting Started

 

This section contains information to help you get out and about looking for and recording rock art. Besides the appropriate training, you will need specific kit, including a camera and, of course, waterproofs! 

 

 

Kit for cleaning 

 

Kit for recording

Kit for recording

 

 

 

Record

The Scotland's Rock Art Project is working with several trained Community Teams to build a consistent, publicly accessible database of prehistoric carvings using specific recording methods.

 

Recording Rock Art

Creating detailed, digital records of Scotland's rock art is essential for better understanding, sustainability, and public awareness. You can find out about our recording methods in this section!

Finding Rock Art

Finding rock art is very rewarding, but often quite difficult! In this section we offer a few tips that may help you find those 'hidden' panels. 

 

Getting Involved

If you are interested in rock art, enjoy being out and about, and would like to be involved with the Scotland's Rock Art Project, then check out this section for details. 

Training

To be part of one of our Community Teams, we recommended that you attend our training sessions. In these training sessions you will learn how to find, identify, and record rock art using a range of techniques. 

Fieldwork Preparation

Follow these simple steps to prepare for a fantastic day out doing fieldwork and recording rock art. Don't forget your wellingtons and waterproofs! 

 

Doing Fieldwork

Like any other type of archaeological fieldwork, rock art recording uses specific methods and techniques. Learn how to record rock art, and find out what types of information you should be documenting. 

After Fieldwork

Fieldwork is only one part of the method for recording rock art. In this section you can read about how to process information captured in the field, and how to build 3D models of the carved rocks. 

Data Entry

Once you have processed all the information collected in the field, your photographs, and your 3D models, you can upload it into our database. Find out how in this section.