|Symposium Petroglyph of Ecuador|
|Written by Ernesto Salazar|
|Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:40|
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL ECUADOR
PETROGLYPH SYMPOSIUM OF ECUADOR
Ernesto Salazar (PUCE) and Josefina Vasquez (USFQ), coordinators
The cultural inventory conducted by the Coordinating Ministry of Heritage has allowed to register a significant number of sites with petroglyphs, some already known, and most unknown in the archaeological profession. Amateur domain for some time, the archaeological study of petroglyphs has taken another dimension, as new techniques for recovery and preservation of information have developed as well as new methods of correlation and interpreting cultural iconography.
In Ecuador, the systematic study of the petroglyphs has barely begun; therefore it is necessary to obtain an overall view of the immense rock-art in the country, the material conditions in which they are found and the projections its research has.
On this matter, we are calling for colleagues and interested people to a symposium held at the PUCE, from October 4 to 8, 2010. In parallel, the Cultural Centre of the PUCE has planned a photographic exhibition of Ecuador`s petroglyphs, the same will host graphic contributions of participants wishing to contribute to this event.
Archaeology Laboratory, PUCE Cultural Center, 2nd floor, tel. 2991-700, ext. 1434
Coordinators: J. Vasquez (
), E. Salazar (