The attribute sets and attributes for the above class are described below. Minor edits which enhance the current definitions should be made directly to the text. Major changes or revisions which change the attribute words should follow the directions at the bottom of this page under Proposed Changes.
Multiple choice. The following attributes describe various reasons why the rock art element could not be seen well enough to classify it elsewhere. Examples for Indeterminate.Reason
- Tool Test
- The element is composed of a relatively few random dints concentrated in a small area. It does not appear that there was any attempt to create a design.
- Crude Marking
- The element is very poorly made, but does not appear to be random pecking.
- Damaged Element
- The element has been damaged by natural causes.
- Desecrated Element
- The element was intentionally defaced in prehistoric times.
- Defaced Element
- The element was intentionally defaced as a act of vandalism.
- Inaccessible Element
- The element been partially buried or otherwise obstructed from view.
- Incomplete Element
- The element appears incomplete.
- Multiple Elements
- There may be multiple overlapping or touching elements.
- The element has been intentionally damaged in modern times.
Multiple choice. This describes any visible portions of the original design. Marks from vandalism or defacing should not be included. Examples for Indeterminate.Visible Aspects
- Straight Lines
- One or more straight lines.
- Curved Lines
- One or more curved lines.
- Connecting lines
- One or more connecting lines.
- Intersecting Lines
- One or more crossing or intersecting lines.
- Individual peck marks.
- Patterned Areas
- Fully pecked areas with distinct edges.
- Scratches of any shape.
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