What to Consider When Visiting Rock Art Sites

putting the archaeo in archaeochic..

Nicole Martensen

Visiting archaeological sites can be a great way to connect with nature and involve kids in a fun, family-oriented adventure. Yet when visitors flock to these important locations, they might end up littering or even damaging the site itself. It is practices like that, among others, which have slowly eroded the beauty of these sites. When visiting rock art sites, we should appreciate the culture and art of older civilizations and also learn to preserve their majesty for future visitors to enjoy.

The Effects of Visitors at Archaeology Sites

People might not intend to disturb the art at archaeological sites, but large numbers of tourists are bound to cause some damage. Visitors who intentionally damage rock art sites are undoubtedly the biggest part of the problem. These practices can be anything from touching the walls the art rests on to littering throughout the archaeological site. Visitors could even go so…

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