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Rock Art and the World Heritage Convention - Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith, Director, Rock Art Research Institute, Research Article Editor, South African Archaeological Bulletin, Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South AfricaRock art, in the form of paintings and engravings, is a clear and lasting evidence of the transmission of human thoughts and beliefs through art and graphic representations. It functions as a repository of memory, enabling each culture to speak about themselves and their origins in all geographical settings. In July 2010, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre conducted a series of interviews with international experts working in the field of rock art on establishing an international digital archive in support of conserving rock art sites.More information: http://whc.unesco.org/en/heads/
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