Fundamentally methods of estimating the age of or dating rock art are divided into indirect methods and direct methods as defined on these introductory pages for a detailed reading list providin g uptodate and indepth scientific information please go.
A new dating method finally is allowing archaeologists to incorporate rock paintings some of the most mysterious and personalized remnants of ancient cultures into the tapestry of evidence.
For the dating of rock art one can apply different methods but for the moment none can give an accurate date as the radiocarbon one another confusing problem is that on the same rock usually.
The dating of rock art a critique robert g bednarik international federation of rock art organisations ifrao po box 216 caulﬁeld south vic 3162 traditional methods of rock art dating w ithout at least some idea of the age of rock art this class of evidence is of no help to the dating via excavation is an indirect form of.
rock art can be divided into pictographs rock paintings petroglyphs rock engravings or geoglyphs ground figures this article divides new advances on rock art dating into the different types of agedetermination techniques.
Challenges of dating rock art is notoriously difficult to date says david approach to that used on the limestone art so new methods need to be developed links to share aboriginal rock.
4 attempts of dating rock art by useries in spite of the difficulties mentioned above uth dating has become an important tool in many domains palaeoclimate reconstruction sea level fluctuations 14 c calibration etc in the domain of rock art it is not surprising that the method has stimulated a great deal of research in the hope of going beyond the limits of 14 c.
art and dated by ohd or other methods may not be associated with the art thermoluminescence dating tld relies on electrons trapped in the rock at higher energy states when the art began.