Methods dating rock art


In order to overcome this challenge archaeological excavations and palynological analyses have been carried out at Vingen in Western Norway, one of Scandinavia's largest rock art areas.

The archaeological and palynological data achieved, as well as loss-on-ignition are independent means for the dating of human activity. Palynological data from three different types of basins have documented forest disturbance in the same time period.

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Dates from archaeological contexts indicate a peak of activity between 69 cal. The applied methods have helped to considerably improve our understanding of past activity and the environment, and demonstrates the potential of archaeological excavations and palynological studies for dating of rock art.

It has been produced in many contexts throughout human history, although the majority of rock art that has been ethnographically recorded has been produced as a part of ritual.

Such artworks are often divided into three forms: petroglyphs, which are carved into the rock surface, pictographs, which are painted onto the surface, and earth figures, formed on the ground.

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Chronology of rock art, ranging from Paleolithic to present times, is a key aspect of the archaeology of art and one of the most controversial.

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