Past and present, traditional and scientific: the conservation and management of rock art sites in Australia
Rock-art conservation and the management of rock-art sites have developed in a somewhat reactionary way in Australia-methods and techniques have often changed as a result of the emergence of issues affecting sites. These issues include the arrival of unexpected visitors to sites (from the time of European colonization of Australia to the tourists who are now exploring the country, searching for sites with GPS locations from fellow travel bloggers); the identification and assessment of conservation issues within sites relating to natural impacts (such as water damage and disturbance by animals) and the subsequent development of techniques to deal with these; and the identification, assessment, and emergence of mitigation strategies for human impacts to sites (relating to everything from mining, road creation, and industrial development to tourism and the ability to manage numbers so as to minimize impact on sites).
Open-air rock-art conservation and management: state of the art and future perspectives
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology