Subject: Native American pictographs.
The pictographs shown here were made many years ago by the Kumeyaay Indians. They are found in a remote canyon in the southern region of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Pictographs are different from petroglyphs in that pictographs are drawn or painted on a surface while petroglyphs are actually etched into the rock surface. In this collection of pictographs, we see a symbol that looks like the Sun or possibly a star. Did this have some sort of astronomical meaning? Was this related to the summer and winter solstice? No one knows for sure. We can only wonder what these ancient people meant.
Film: 35mm Fujicolor Reala(ISO 100)
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
© Chris Cook 1999