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Rock art technology, Reflectance Transformation Imaging and experimental archaeology: recent research on Iberian Late Bronze Age warrior stelae

Diaz-Guardamino, Marta

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This article proposes a methodological approach to the study of rock art technology that combines the application of digital imaging techniques (particularly Reflectance Transformation Imaging, RTI) with rock art recreation experiments. It is argued that this type of 'bottom-up' approach, combining two complementary lines of evidence, has the potential to offer valuable insight into communities of practice involved in rock art creation. The article uses warrior stelae from the Late Bronze Age in the Iberian Peninsula as a case study and presents the results of a recent technological analysis of four stelae from the Guadalquivir basin, as well as a re-creation experiment. In addition to offering new insights into the social dimension of stelae creation,

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Diaz-Guardamino, M. (2023). Rock art technology, Reflectance Transformation Imaging and experimental archaeology: recent research on Iberian Late Bronze Age warrior stelae. Complutum (Madrid), 34(Especial), 145-162. https://doi.org/10.5209/cmpl.85238

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 22, 2022
Online Publication Date Mar 13, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Apr 18, 2023
Publicly Available Date Apr 19, 2023
Journal Complutum
Print ISSN 1131-6993
Electronic ISSN 1131-6993
Publisher Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue Especial
Pages 145-162
DOI https://doi.org/10.5209/cmpl.85238

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