32. Radiocarbon Dating of Rock Paintings: Incorporating Pictographs into the Archaeological Record

  1. Jo McDonald3 and
  2. Peter Veth4
  1. Karen L. Steelman1 and
  2. Marvin W. Rowe2

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch32

A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

How to Cite

Steelman, K. L. and Rowe, M. W. (2012) Radiocarbon Dating of Rock Paintings: Incorporating Pictographs into the Archaeological Record, in A Companion to Rock Art (eds J. McDonald and P. Veth), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, University of Western Australia, Australia

  2. 4

    University of Western Australia, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Central Arkansas, USA

  2. 2

    University of California at Berkeley, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334241

Online ISBN: 9781118253892

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Keywords:

  • dating rock art, technological advances and applications;
  • radiocarbon dating of rock paintings, pictographs into archaeological records;
  • radiocarbon dating rock images using accelerator mass spectrometry;
  • synergistic approach, in studying past cultures;
  • radiocarbon dating of rock art, images studied with excavated cultural materials;
  • pictographs-painted images on boulders, evidence of prehistoric cultures;
  • accelerator mass spectrometry revolutionizing archaeological dating;
  • archaeological artifacts, radiocarbon dating using four steps;
  • rock art paint samples, custom-built plasma oxidation, glow discharge by RF coupling;
  • multi-laboratory efforts, dating same pictographs via analytical techniques

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Paint on a Rock Canvas

  • Radiocarbon Dating

  • Dating Rock Art

  • Our Work Using Plasma Oxidation

  • Conclusions and Future Work

  • Acknowledgments

  • References