ERA Recording Projects
Over the last decade the rock art of the North East of England has received much attention, with major projects culminating in the creation of the England's Rock Art website and database, and further work both extending the scope and refining the recording methodology. These different studies drew together experienced amateurs; academics; local government archaeologists; heritage managers; technical specialists; and many local people. This work has significantly raised the profile of this under-studied and under-managed aspect of our prehistoric past and increased our understanding and appreciation of these fascinating carved stones. Here you can find out more about these projects, or download some of the publications resulting from this work.
Digitising a rock art legacy.
Developing volunteer recording in the North East
Recording a rock art landscape in West Yorkshire
ERA Project Related Publications
All the projects involved in the development and expansion of the ERA database have resulted in a great deal of new information, both in terms of rock art recording and conservation, and in the implementation of volunteer projects. A key aim has always been to share these results with the wider rock art community. In this section you will find published articles relating to various aspects of the projects, as well as guidelines for recording and recording forms. Read more...
England's Rock Art Website
The ERA website was created as part of the Northumberland and Durham Rock Art Pilot Project, and was expanded during the Carved Stones Investigation: Rombalds Moor Project. It builds on and incorporates much of the content of the Beckensall Archive website and the work of the Ilkley Archaeology Group. The website provides a unique opportunity for people to engage with and enjoy rock art in England. Website Credits