by Wendy All
23 March 2020
While taking advanced courses in linguistics and archaeology in the 1990s at UCLA, Wendy All met Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg and was invited to bring her unique combination of skills to the Rock Art Archive, headed by Dr. Van Tilburg, at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. There, as a volunteer, she contributed to the project Captured Visions, a successful endeavor to record rock art by trained volunteers in the California desert, which received the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award. She is currently a member of the Easter Island Statue Project Atlas Editorial Team, also under the direction of Dr. Van Tilburg. In addition, she participates in annual inspections of rock art sites at risk in southern California. She has traveled extensively to rock art and archaeology sites in the southwestern United States and around the world, such as Rapa Nui, Altamira, Pompeii, Teotihuacán, Chichén Itzá, Machu Picchu, and Nasca. She is passionate about designing accessible programs to increase public awareness to protect the legacy of rock art treasures.