MegaVision Images Petroglyphs, Surveys Damage in the Canyons
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 2009 - MegaVision today announced the use of its multi-spectral technique to image petroglyphs--or rock art--in the canyons of Utah.
Little is known of the people who produced this artwork, and it is difficult to date, although some dating suggests that it is as much as 2,000 years old. It is believed that various Native American cultures contributed over a long period of time. Over the years, damage caused by weather and vandals has concerned park staff. So a documentation effort is underway to preserve the images and to chronicle the petroglyphs using multi- spectral digital imaging.
MegaVision President Ken Boydston and Equipoise President Bill Christens-Barry accompanied photographer Bud Turner on the imaging exhibition. Turner, who has been recording the rock art of the canyons for years, had requested the collaboration to test the MegaVision equipment for imaging the petroglyphs.
The Utah Canyonlands are the site of the ongoing imaging project of Turner and the Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA). The CNHA was established to assist the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service of southeast Utah.
The photographing of rare artifacts is an area of expertise for MegaVision. Private organizations and governmental agencies have engaged the company's services for a variety of cultural heritage imaging.
Santa Barbara - based MegaVision introduced the first professional-quality digital camera in 1987 and continues its legacy of imaging excellence, providing the highest quality camera systems for the professional, scientific, cultural, and medical industries.
For more information about the Canyonland Petroglyphs, visit: cnha.org.
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CONTACT: Jennifer Boydston, Administrative Assistant, at MegaVision Corporation, 805-964-1400.