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A stone rubbing (graphite on paper) for documentation of a petroglyph.

Stone rubbing is the practice of creating an image of surface features of a stone on paper. The image records features such as natural textures, inscribed patterns or lettering. By rubbing hard rendering materials over the paper, pigment is deposited over protrusions and on edges; depressions remain unpigmented since the pliable paper moves away from the rendering material. Common rendering materials include charcoal, wax, graphite or inksticks.

Gravestone rubbing applies this technique to gravestones, often as a method of retrieving and conserving information about genealogy. For a genealogist a gravestone rubbing may become a permanent record of death when the gravestone is rapidly deteriorating.

For an artist, stone rubbings can become an entire body of creative work that is framed and displayed.

Over time, the practice of stone rubbing can cause permanent damage to cultural monuments due to abrasion.

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Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Gravestone rubbing is the practice of creating a rubbing by depositing a rendering material such as charcoal, wax or graphite on paper placed over the engraved surface of a gravestone in order to obtain an image of the stone's lettering and designs. It is often used as a method of retrieving information about genealogy.

For a genealogist a gravestone rubbing may become a permanent record of death where the gravestone is rapidly deteriorating. For an artist gravestone rubbings can become an entire body of creative work that is framed and displayed.

The practice of gravestone rubbing can cause permanent damage to stones due to abrasion.


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