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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Digitally preserving rock art at Kruger National Park

South African Technology Center Update CyArk

At the end of May I traveled to northern South Africa with our Technology Center partners, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the African Conservation Trust. The project's aim was to provide a second round of training, oversight, and methodology development with the Tech Center staff and students. We spent one week within the Kruger National Park to digitally preserve two rock art sites--each representing a different type and style of art found within the park.

This video blog provides a quick over view of one of the sites--the first one scanned which contains 10,000-12,000 year old petroglyphs (date estimates are tentative)--as well as what CyArk, ACT/UKZN, and South Africa National Parks hope to get from the data.