Possible new terms to e-RockArtGlossary

The below terms are gathered from several sources. The main sources are:
  1. An archaeology of rock art through informed methods and formal methods, P.S.C. Taçon and C. Chippendale [1998]
  2. The tale of the chameleon and the platypus: limited and likely choices in making pictures, B. Smith [1998]
  3. Pacific rock-art and cultural genesis: a multivariate exploration, M. Wilson [1998]
  4. Rock art science. The scientific study of palaeoart, R. Bednarik [2001]
  5. A rock art glossary (this link is sometimes unreachable due to exceeded quota, perhaps this link then works)
Term Synonym Description Discipline Language Reference
Conventionalities This concerns the fact that the creation process is predetermined in that, having been made at some point in the past, they have been copied by subsequent artists. So beside norms, it is important to keep in mind local conventions and regional difference in art object choices/attributes English [2]
Depiction form An art object that is made by the creator to mimic the subject English [2]
En toto Interior of an outlined form has been pecked English [5]
Excised Carving away the background around a form English [5]
Informed method By informed methods we mean those that depend on some source of insight passed on directly or indirectly from those who made and used the art object - through ethnography, through ethnohistory, through the historical record, or through modern understanding known with cause to perpetuate ancient knowledge English [1]
Formal method Using method that only relay on information which is immanent in the art objects themselves, or which we can discern from their relations to each other and to the landscape, or by relation to whatever archaeological context is available English [1]
Pitted boulder A boulder (usually a glacial erratic) with cupmarks on it English [5]
Term Synonym Description Discipline Language Reference
Acrolocation Rock art located in high and inaccessible places English
Subject The subject is that what the creator has in mind when he/she molded the art object English
Text The art object represents in some way text (like hieroglyphs). English
Wear The forms of the art object are made by repetitive working the same surfaces (like cup marks). This can be by humans (like cross at present-day wells) or some cup marks made by falling water. English

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