Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2755


Drawing of petroglyphs in Mongolia by close range photogrammetry

C. Alyilmaz1, M. Yakar2* and H. Murat Yilmaz3
1Atatürk University, Department of Education Faculty, Erzurum Turkey. 2Selcuk University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, 42230 Konya/Turkey. 3Aksaray University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, 68100 Aksaray/Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 January 2010
  •  Published: 04 June 2010


Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surfaces by incising, pecking, carving, and abrading. The word comes from the Greek words petros meaning "stone" and glyphein meaning "to carve" (it was originally coined in French as pétroglyphe). Carved, forged or engraved petroglyhps are tarnsforming the sights ,which is placed on the area, to the natural museums. According to experts, petroglyhps are qualifying “expression resource”, “mass medium” even “writings” of the times which is created date. In the portraits which are showing the praise god and complete dedication ,generally, shamans, khans, comanders have placed on the top. Besides all religion themed and ritual petroglyhps , there are also  a very kind of petroglyhps which are treated everyday lifes, hunting, war scenes and ordinary events. There are several documentation techniques available in order to document of cultural heritage. These techniques are indispensable tools for the conservation of heritage monuments. These methods and equipments commonly are used for the documentation and surveying of buildings. Digital close range photogrammetry is one of the most important methods in documenting of cultural heritage.


Key words: Petroglyphs, Mongolia, close range photogrammetry, documenting.