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Bradshaw Foundation Glossary Rock Art Terms Definitions
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radiocarbon dating
see carbon dating.
Rapa Nui
Polynesian term for Easter Island.
rectilinear
Consisting of straight lines.
relative dating
A method of estimating age through associated evidence such as excavation.
rock alignment
Designs formed on the ground surface by moving and arranging rocks or boulder.
rock art
Archaeological term for any man-made markings made on natural stone. They can be divided into petroglyphs [carvings into rock surfaces] and pictographs [paintings onto rock surfaces], although there are further forms, expressions and mediums.
rupestrian
Relating to, composed of, or inscribed on rock.

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