Fractales en Arqueología: aplicación en la pintura rupestre de sitios del México prehispánico.


  • Aline Lara Galicia Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia



Rock art, Analysis fractal, Prehispanic archaeology


This study exposed analysis fractal by the dimension D in the rock art. The Fractals is a new tool in the software application and digital photography
for the recognition of raw materials, the study of its form, degradation, specific parts of paint, and providing new data the virtual reconstruction.
The analyzes focus on various pictorial sets of the region Mezquital Valley, Hidalgo, Mexico; region where are concentrated more than 100 caves, comparing 74 images to analyze the various pictorial traditions.
The structure fractal describes the dimension of the represented objects, not only according to its space where the figure is placed, but the possibility of being a fraction in which all the surfaces can be observed (rock, paint).


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Author Biography

Aline Lara Galicia, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Doctorante en Arqueología. Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México.
École des Hautes Études, en Sciences Sociales, París IV.


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How to Cite

Lara Galicia, A. (2013). Fractales en Arqueología: aplicación en la pintura rupestre de sitios del México prehispánico. Virtual Archaeology Review, 4(8), 80–84.