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Special Sessions
Sponsored by the Geomorphology Specialty Group
Association of American Geographers 103rd Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California, April 17-21.

Rock Weathering and Rock Art: Sustainability of Cultural Resources Etched in Stone

Paper Session 5535
Saturday, 4/21/07, from 4:00 PM - 5:40 PM


Geomorphology Specialty Group


Steven J. Gordon - U.S. Air Force


Steven J. Gordon - U.S. Air Force


  • 4:00 PM Author(s):
    *Ronald I. Dorn - Arizona State University
    Abstract Title: Integrating geographic weathering theory and cultural preservation on public lands.

  • 4:20 PM Author(s):
    *Niccole Villa Cerveny - Mesa Community College
    Ronald I. Dorn - Arizona State University
    Steven J. Gordon - United States Air Force Academy
    David S. Whitley - W&S Consulting
    Abstract Title: A new geographic triage method used to identify endangered rock art sites.

  • 4:40 PM Author(s):
    *Steven J. Gordon - United States Air Force Academy
    Abstract Title: Case studies using a Rock Art Stability Index.

  • 5:00 PM Author(s):
    *Brandon J. Vogt - Arizona State University
    Robert Edsall - Arizona State University
    Abstract Title: Geovizualization of laser scanned images as a systemic strategy to aid in stone conservation.

  • 5:20 PM Discussant:
    Alice V. Turkington - University Of Kentucky

Session Description: This session focuses on the contributions that geographers interested in rock weathering may make to preserving rock art, an important cultural resource. The development of a Rock Art Stability Index is the theme of the contributions: importance of and need for an index, development and construction of the index, case studies using the index, and the incorporation of visualization technology into the approach.

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