Ronald I. Dorn
Professor of Geography
Arizona State University
Table of Contents
|What is rock varnish (desert varnish)?||web page||Chapter 8 in Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes and Chapter 10 in Rock coatings (Elsevier, 1998, 429 pp)|
|How do other rock coatings differ from rock varnish?||web page|| 2013
paper on rock coatings in general
Desert Rock Coatings
|How does rock varnish form?||Entry in Encyclopedia of Geomorphology||Chapter
Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes and Microbial
of Rock Varnish
New nanoscale insights, 2013 paper.
|How does rock varnish relate to rock art conservation?||The use of rock varnish in rock art conservation connects to using the Rock Art Stability Index (RASI).||Detailed study on fire and rock art at Whoopup Canyon, Wyoming .|
|What can rock varnish tell about past rock art environments?||Entry in Encyclopedia of Geomorphology||Use varnish to understand the Quaternary (and results of independent blind test)|
|Dating rock art using rock varnish||2013
Article by Dr. David Whitley on using varnish
microlaminations to date the earliest rock art in the
in The Human Journey & Ancient Life in California's Deserts
|Here are examples of dating petroglyphs from: Arizona,
Here are examples of dating geoglyphs from California.
Varnish can be used to authenticate rock art.
|Where can I go for help, if I want a petroglyph sample dated?||The best place is to contact the
VML (Varnish Microlaminations) Dating Lab: http://www.vmldatinglab.com/.
|This paper presents the revolution in the use of varnish microlaminations to date Holocene features.|