The Cave Paintings of Baja California

The Great Murals of Baja California

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The Great Mural Phenomenon consists of thousands of prehistoric rock art paintings found at hundreds of sites located in the middle of the Baja California peninsula. Although the geology and morphology of these sites vary widely, most of the painted places are caves or rock art shelters situated at elevations of 1,000 or more feet in the mountains shown below from North to South.

The table below shows these ancient artworks adhere consistently to certain formal artistic conventions, but they also have characteristics peculiar to their own regions.

SIERRA DE SAN BORJA


SIERRA DE SAN FRANCISCO




SIERRA DE GUADALUPE
Los Monos de San Juan


SAN BORJITAS


SIERRA DE GUADALUPE
La Trinidad


SOUTHERN SEMIABSTRACT




Introduction to the Cave Paintings of Baja California
Harry W. Crosby - About the Author
The Sierra de San Francisco | Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
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