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Vandalism Attributes

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.

Graffiti Writing

Multiple choice. Any writing over 50 years old should be recorded as Historic rather than Vandalism. [New window] Examples for Vandalism.Graffiti Writing

Date
A date written in any form.
Initials
Initials of a person's name or organization.
Names
Names of people.
Organizations
Names of organizations such as CCC, military units.
Places
Names of cities, states, countries.
Words
Poems, slogans, cursing, etc.

Graffiti Drawing

Multiple choice. Drawings include modern symbols as well as fake prehistoric rock art. [New window] Examples for Vandalism.Graffiti Drawing

Anthropomorphic
Any human form, including hand prints or footprints.
Flora
Any plant or flower.
Gang Sign
Any gang symbol, stylized words or letters should be recorded as Writing.
Geometric
Any geometric symbol not fitting a more specific definition.
Heart
Any heart symbol. If initials are included, record both here and under Writing.
Peace Symbol
The peace symbol common to the late 1960's.
Smiley Face
The "Have a happy day" symbol from the early 1960's.
Zoomorphic
Any animal form.
Other
Any drawing not fitting one of the above classifications.

Vandalism

Multiple choice. This includes vandalism not fitting either of the above methods and also helps to describe the medium used. [New window] Examples for Vandalism.Vandalism

Broken
The rock was broken.
Chisel Marks
The chisel marks made while attempting to steal a panel.
Chalk
Chalking of petroglyphs to make them more visible.
Gunshot
The rock has bullet holes.
Marker
Crayon, felt tip pen, pencil, or any other mechanical marking device.
Paint
Paint, either applied with a brush or from a spray can.
Pecking
Peck marks made with any kind of tool or method.
Scratches
Any form of scratching including abrading.
Other
Any other form not included above.

Date Range

Single choice. If the element is or includes a date the include a year, select a date range. Elements with dates before 1950 should be recorded as historic. [New window] Examples for Vandalism.Date Range

1950s
1950 through 1959.
1960s
1960 through 1969.
1970s
1970 through 1979.
1980s
1980 through 1989.
1990s
1990 through 1999.
2000s
2000 through 2009.
2010s
2010 through 2019.

Proposed Changes

If you have suggestions which add, delete, combine attributes or change the word used to define an attribute, then please copy the entire current attribute set definition above, including the attribute set heading to the end of this page and edit your copy. If you wish to make a comment below your improved version (or someone else's improved version), add a horizontal rule and then your comment.

Minor changes in agreement with the someone's proposed changes should be made directly to the text, competing versions should be documented as complete revised copies including the heading.

To add a new attribute set, create it exactly as it should appear. For suggestions on sequence changes, create an appropriate heading below and add a comment. For other types of changes, innovate.

All documentation should be written for the target audience of volunteer rock art recorders.


VandalismAttributes (last edited 2011-03-31 17:09:16 by RogerHaase)

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