Wm Jack Hranicky RPA

​ rockart glyphs pictographs petroglyphs

1935 Photograph

Over 20 Rockart Sites

About the survey

Recording Methods

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a survey of middle Atlantic rockart site studies

Survey Operations

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Reporting Sites

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Survey History

Judaculla Rock, North Carolina

The Virginia Rockart Survey (VRS) was started in 1983 by Wm Jack Hranicky to record outdoor inscriptions in prehistory. Later, then State Archaeologist, Allen Outlaw asked him to continue, and he became its director for survey operations. For many years, Dale Collins was the assistant Survey Director. The Survey has investigated numerous reported sites as possible rockart sites, but few actually turned out to be valid sites. However, the public has been the major source for information which has produced rockart site locations. With acid rain being so common in the uplands, pictographic sites are disappearing in Virginia. The Survey is the only active organization finding and recording Virginia sites. The recording of Virginia sites depends on the Survey and its volunteers.


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