Research Paper

Pictograph and Petroglyphs of Saravan (Sistan - Baluchistan, Iran)

Authors: Fereshteh Sarhaddi

Year: 2013, Volume: 4, Page/Article: 1, DOI:

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Rock art is one of the richest cultural resources in the world which depicts the earliest expression of human beliefs and ideas. It is a form of visual non-verbal communication. Rock art is broadly divided into two categories: (a) Pictograph or the pigmented art (b) Petroglyph or extractive art. In Baluchistan both Pictograph and Petroglyph have been identified in great numbers but rock art studies in Baluchistan have been received little attention. The main purpose of this paper is to introduce rock art of Saravan as a rich cultural heritage which needs systematic and scientific study and protection. Protection of rock art sites is itself an important task and proper conservation through technical discipline is most essential. Rock arts are fragile resources of cultural property and it must be conserved, studied and protect and familiarize the general public with the importance of them to be saved and enjoyed for a long time.