The Rock Art Mapping Project (RAMP)

As technology moves forward, new methods of capturing, presenting and storing valuable rock art data has become available. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) together with the African Conservation Trust (ACT) are using state-of-the-art technology to create the first digitized archive of every known San rock art site in the Drakensberg mountain range. This is done using digital photography, 360° digital video, GPS plotting of each site, GIS mapping and 3D laser scanning. All known sites (some not visited since the 1970′s) are being re-documented and their condition re-assessed, to provide an accurate and up-to-date archive that will not easily be destroyed.


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