Rock Art

Stephen Alvarez works in an unnamed cave
Native American Cave Art Over 1000-Years-Old Revealed by 3D Scans
Giant Cave Art images discovered using 3D modeling. This expands our knowledge of the Woodland Culture world view.
Maya writing in Naj Tunich Cave
Naj Tunich Cave Maya pictographs
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The Maya pictographs in Naj Tunich Cave rocked the world of Maya archaeology when they were discovered.
A Southeastern Cave Entrance
Indigenous Cave Explorers of the Southeastern US
Indisputable evidence proves Indigenous Americans ventured as far as 3 miles into southeastern caves 5,000 years before the invention of electric light. Native Americans were excellent cave explorers.
Serranía de la Lindosa, Columbia
Are the Serranía de la Lindosa paintings 12,000 years old?
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Are the Serrania de la Lindosa Colombia paintings 12,000 years old? They could be but why are they so well preserved?
Blythe Intaglios Geoglyphs
Blythe Intaglios, Geoglyphs of the Lower Colorado River
The Blythe Intaglios are so large they can be seen from space. However, they were only noticed by non Native Americans in the 1930.
Paenl of the Four Horses
Panel of the Four Horses, Chauvet in VR
The panel of the Four Horses in Chauvet Pont d'Arc cave is now online in VR
Falcon Warrior in Devilstep Hollow Cave
Devilstep Hollow Cave
People we refer to as Mississippian used Devilstep Hollow cave as a ceremonial space. Explore the artwork and symbols sealed inside
Rock Art in Texas Defaced
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Late last year vandals irreparably damaged a rock art petroglyph panel in Big Bend National Park. 2021 was a hard year for United States rock art with major instances of vandalism reported in Utah (here, here) and now closing the year in Texas. Anyone with information about the incident in Texas should contact the Big Bend National Park Communication Center at 432-477-1187. Detailed view of vandalism in Big Bend National Park, Texas photo via NPS The National Park Service reports that there have been over 50 instances of vandalism to rock art in Big Bend since 2015. Read more at Art News (here) and Texas Monthly (here). At the Ancient Art Archive, we believe that the only long-term solution to vandalism is education. We must build a long term and wide spread appreciation for the images our predecessors left written on the landscape. To that end we have built education...
pictograph handprint in El Castillo
Dating Rock Art, How Old Is It?
paintings in El Castillo in Spain are more than 40,000 years old, much older than previously suspected