Camp Internet Fall Rock Art Dig



Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Welcome to the ROCK ART DIG. Rock Art was the way prehistoric peoples, who did not have writing, communicated ideas, wrote histories, and spoke to their holy people. Different rock art was made for different reasons and today scientists try to understand how the rock art was made, by whom, and why it was made. Rock Art remain a mystery for the most part, but yet it speaks to us clearly of a way of life and a way of thinking from very long ago. It is very important to protect this fragile ancient art and communication form, and our Trail Guides help preserve rock art so we can all enjoy learning about it. Be sure to join us for the Rock Art Chat we hold each Fall with an expert scientist !

Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #1 – Let’s learn about Chumash Rock Art. Where are Chumash rock paintings found? button What images do they include?

Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #2 In the Chumash Rock Art Gallery, view the different images and describe what you think the paintings show. What colors are they ? Use this link and click on Chumash …. button

Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #3 There are two main types of Rock Art – Petroglyphs ( carved into the stone) and pictographs ( painted on the stone). Which type did the Chumash most often make ?

Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #4 The Coso Rock Art is from the Eastern Side of the Sierras. What type of rock art did they leave behind – pictograph or petroglyphs? Use this link and click on Coso to find out button What types of images are in their rock art ?

Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #5 The Anasazi, also known as Ancestral Puebloans, and the Navajo all created many very large rock art murals in the Ancient Southwest Canyonlands. View the gallery by clicking on Anasazi at button and describe the types of rock art, and the images you can identify.

Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG CHALLENGE #6 One of the most amazing Rock Art mural locations in the world is down in Baja California in Mexico. These murals appear almost unreachable. Who did the native peoples who lived there long after the original artists had left think had made these huge paintings? button

Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
FOLLOW-UP #1– Study the Camp Internet Rock Art Gallery and history pages. Then create your own rock art inspired by their images and colors. You can do this with chalk as a group out on the sidewalk, on a roll of brown craft paper on the floor with crayons and then wrap it around a corner of your classroom like a cave. You can paint on hand-sized rocks. Or you can draw on fine sandpaper, on golden brown paper, or regular writing paper to create your own rock art. TEACHERS – if you can scan your students work and send to us, we will add it to the Student Gallery!

Camp Internet Rock Art Explorers: . . . . Tue, Nov 12, 8:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
FOLLOW-UP #2 – Enjoy watching the Rock Art video available online through our Rock Art Gallery web center at button

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