Rock art is an integral part of visual heritage and indigenous knowledge systems. It offers a window on to hunter-gatherer life and is implicated in cultural identity today in diverse social and political contexts.
The RockART project analyses how rock paintings and engravings are used, and how they influence identityformation processes in the USA, Australia and South Africa. In collaboration with conservators and social scientists, and with contemporary indigenous and tourist perspectives, the project tests the hypothesis that appropriate management of fragile rock art heritage sites challenges people’s preconceptions of rock art and of the indigenous people who made it.
RockART is an FP7 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Outgoing Fellowship.
The Principal Investigator is Dr Sara Perry and the Fellowship holder is Dr Jamie Hampson.
The project was awarded €392,423