This is work in progress (before its proper Beta). We hope to upgrade this into a powerful resource for the benefit of heritage internationally. The database will. Bogotá, D.C., Colombia: Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia (ICANH ), Grupo de Arqueología y Patrimonio: Secretaría de Cultura de Cundimarca. En este se muestra un estado del arte de la investigación en arte rupestre en Colombia entre y .. Manual de arte rupestre de Cundinamarca.

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Calizas y Agregados Boyaca S. It has been traditionally considered that the site is just the rock with paintings or petroglyphs; but now it is necessary to accept that the archaeological deposits around these rocks are part of it as well.

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Sector de un mural en el sitio con arte rupestre de Canoas, Soacha. Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology: This legal framework, developed during the last decade, has made possible some progress in the conservation of archaeological material, although a convincing State policy is still necessary. Escritura de los grupos arawak-maipure.

Arte precolombino, pinturas rupestres. During the last few years a considerable amount of new information about prehistoric rock art has been collected and published in Colombia Figs.

Therefore, documentation projects should be accompanied by an educational campaign in order to avoid that new sites could be vandalized.

Manual de arte rupestre de Cundinamarca (Colombia)

Franklin y Matthias Strecker. Archaeology of rock art: Instituto de Cultura y Turismo: Noticias historiales de las conquistas de Tierra Firme en las Indias occidentales. Pottery sherds associated with these activities have been dated to between and BP, suggesting the period during which petroglyphs were probably used.

For instance, internet sites like Rupestreweb www. In short, contrary to the belief that a traditional archaeological approach to rock art is futile, both the Chiribiquete and El Colegio cases have demonstrated how the responsible application of archaeological methods is a powerful tool for answering basic questions about the more complex problems that remain. Two examples illustrate this point.


Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh: Oxbow Books, UK, Detalle macro de un sector del mural rupestre en Suesca. Differential distribution of rock paintings produced by taphonomic processes, Sutatausa Cundinamarca. Manual de arte rupestre de Cundinamarca.

Examinadas de cerca se comprende su origen: Meaning of Rock Art sites. Pinturas rupestres en palermo, huila. Los guanes y el arte rupestre xerirense: They can also claim that the activities they perform are ordered by the gods to whom the rock art was dedicated.

Rock Art Research 26 2: Location of roc k art sites doc umented and published during the la st few years. We intend to give a brief introduction showing the dynamic that rock art research has acquired during the last few years rupestrf Colombia Among the above-mentioned topics that have undergone some development in recent years in Colombia, three deserve closer examination, either because they are at the centre of current worldwide debates or because they are challenging matters that extend beyond the basic postulates of traditional rock art research.

But perhaps the factor that has generated most variation in the way rock art research has been carried out in Colombia is the wide range of theoretical perspectives, intimately related to the field of inquiry the researchers come from. Some of the Colombian rock art sites documented cundinamarcq the last few years.

We intend to give a brief introduction showing the dynamic that rock art research has acquired during the last few years in Colombia. An experimental project of conservation was carried out in one of the best known but vandalised rock art sites Fig. Concerns about the preservation of rock art have been a growing field of interest in recent years. In fact, recent inspections in the Archaeological Park of Facatativa have verified the existence of debris from cunvinamarca activities performed by different groups Fig.

Biblioteca Popular de la Cultura Colombiana, 4 v. Archaeological excavations at El Colegio Fig.


Arte Rupestre Rock Art research in Colombia

Other activities such as hearths have also been identified in the immediate vicinity of petroglyphs.

Two kinds of activities seem to be related to the placing of offerings at the edges of rocks with petroglyphs. Some of them, like offerings and pledges, as far as we know, pose no threat to rock art, but others like incense burning may cause damage to rock paintings.

Secretaria de Cultura de Norte de Santander The first two topics are very welcome in rock art research, but the third brings a series of necessary reflections. Mural rupestre en Tenjo. Vallas informativas y arte rupestre. And to some extent it is the result of the Colombian academic tradition that has assigned a privileged role to other kinds of archaeological evidence i. Rock Art as Cultural Heritage. While researchers are occupied by their goal of explaining rock art, they are also increasingly concerned with issues related to rock art conservation.

In short, Colombian rock art research is both a challenging endeavour and a productive fie ld for exploring and confronting current debates about this topic. Worldwide Archaeology Series 14, Avebury: Biblioteca Banco Popular Tomos 7 y 9.

Fondo de Autores Huilenses: Cuninamarca, this situation has changed considerably as a result of considerable efforts by a growing group of researchers interested in rock art studies.

Until recent years it was assumed that Colombian rock art deserved only a marginal place in scholarly works which summarised knowledge about this topic in South America Dubelaar ; Schobinger Pensamiento ancestral y petroglifos. The most consistent effort has been focused on the presentation of rock art. Performance of different kinds of ruepstre around rock art sites brings up a cundinamarcs set of problems that can be summarised in one question: