The project “4D • arte rupestre” seeks to develop and test a system for monitoring rock art sites over time. Different methodologies like 3D models based in close range photogrammetry, giga-pixel photography, geographic information system procedures and in situ physical-chemical methods have been combined for this purpose. These different state-of-the-art technologies will assist conservation and recording of rock art.
The first stage of the project was undertaken during 2013. The second stage is currently carried out in the same locations of the southeastern part of Spain. Five prehistoric rock art sites were chosen: Abrigo del Buen Aire I (Jumilla, Murcia), Cueva del Mediodía (Yecla, Murcia), Abrigo Grande de Minateda (Hellín, Albacete), Cañaica del Calar II (Moratalla, Murcia) y Solana de las Covachas zonas III y VI (Nerpio, Albacete).
The results of the project can be consulted in this website. While the level of detail is close to the experience of seeing the actual rock art on site, nothing is comparable to seeing the rock art in the place where it was created and preserved to this day. We hope that this web page will encourage you to visit these wonderful rock art sites.