British academy

The British Academy and
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters History and Antiquities

Rock Carvings of North and West Europe:
Documentation, Investigation and Presentation

Thursday 15 April and Friday 16 April 2004

The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1

PROGRAMME

Thursday 15 April 2004

9.45

Welcome and Introduction
Mr Peter Brown, Secretary of the British Academy, and Professor Bo Gräslund, Uppsala University

Session 1

Discovery, Documentation, and Site Investigation
Chair: Professor Bo Gräslund

10.00

Mr Jack Stevenson, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Rock Art Recording: the RCAHMS perspective

10.30

Mr David Vogt, University of Oslo, University Museum of Cultural Heritage
When Darkness Sheds Light: A Decade of Documenting South Scandinavian Rock Art

10.55

Ms Blaze Valeska O'Connor, University College Dublin
Places in the prehistoric landscape: exploring Irish Rock Art through high-resolution geophysical survey and test excavation

11.15

Mr Lasse Bengtsson, Vitlycke Museum, Sweden
Recording and Excavation of Images

11.55

Discussion

12.15

Lunch

12.40-1.00
Mr Chris Brayne BSc and Mr Thomas A Goskar MSc, Wessex Archaeology, and Mr Alistair Carty, Technical Director, Archaeoptics Ltd (Glasgow)
Applications of Laser Scanning

Session 2

Approaches to the Landscape
Chair: Mr Stephen Minnitt

1.00

Professor Kalle Sognnes, Universitetet i Trondheim, Norway
Patterns in a landscape: rock art in Trøndelag, Norway

1.25

Professor Richard Bradley, University of Reading, UK
Bringing the drawings to life: a comparitive study of Britain and Scandinavia

1.50

Professor Lars Larsson, Institute of Archaeology, Lund, Sweden
Cup marks and mounds - the Bronze Age landscape of the Bjäre Peninsula, Southern Sweden

2.15

Professor Thomas B. Larsson, University of Umeå, Sweden
Rock Art Landscapes in Sweden: Towards Increased Contextual Understanding

2.40

Discussion

3.00

Tea

Session 3

Presentation with Protection
Chair: Professor Anthony Harding FBA

3.30

Professor Knut Helskog, Tromsø Museum, Norway
To protect and present - principles and examples of Rock Carving sites in Northernmost Europe

4.00

Dr Anne-Sophie Hygen, Oslo, Norway
Thoughts and Actions: Presentation with Protection as Philosophy, Interpretation and Practice

4.30

Ms Anne-Charlotte Hertz, Norrköpings Stadmuseum, Sweden
Rock carving sites in the urban area of Norrköping - a discussion of how to present, preserve and protect prehistoric remains in a region of constant change

5.00

Ms Camilla Olsson, The Rock Art Museum, Norway
Different goals and dimensions of presenting rock art - a case study from the Tanum World Heritage areas of Bohuslæn, Sweden

5.30

Discussion

6.00-6.20

Mr Chris Brayne BSc and Mr Thomas A Goskar MSc, Wessex Archaeology, and Mr Alistair Carty, Technical Director, Archaeoptics Ltd (Glasgow)
Applications of Laser Scanning

Drinks reception followed by Dinner for speakers, chairs and invited guests to be held at the British Academy

Friday 16 April 2004

Session 4

Regional Challenges and Debate
Chair: Professor Gustaf Trotzig

10.00

Dr Sally Foster, Historic Scotland, UK
Shaping up rock art in Scotland: past progress, future directions

10.25

Ms Kate Wilson, English Heritage, UK
Rock Art at risk: Protection, Conservation and Ownership

10.50

Coffee

11.20

Dr Flemming Kaul, National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rock Carvings of Denmark, recent investigations, regional variation

11.45

Dr Elizabeth Shee Twohig, University College Cork, Ireland
Rock Art in Ireland

12.30

Dr John Coles, FBA
Commentary and Conclusion

1.00

Lunch

2.00

Symposium ends


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