Digital Archiving: A report on the state of digitisation by The African Rock Art Digital Archive in South Africa

  • Author: Aziz Da Fonseca
  • Topic: Heritage studies,Rock art studies
  • Country: South Africa
  • Related Congress: 13th Congress, Dakar

Rock art is one of the most evocative pieces of heritage left for us by our
ancient ancestors, and it is disappearing faster than it can be recorded.
Digitisation of rock art archives held in various institutions around South
Africa and around the world provides us with an opportunity to digitally preserve
them for posterity, for as long as technologies can allow, so future
generations can enjoy them. Digitisation not only provides an ideal mechanism
for preservation, but allows for greater dissemination and access to images,
fostering ongoing research into, and interest in, the fascinating past of
human societies.

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