Prehistoric Rock Paintings in Baja California

  title={Prehistoric Rock Paintings in Baja California},
  author={Clement Woodward Meighan},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={372 - 392}
  • C. Meighan
  • Published 1 January 1966
  • Art
  • American Antiquity
Abstract Elaborate rock paintings from several rock shelters in the central part of Baja California are reported and described. The paintings are assigned to the Comondú culture on the basis of artifacts found in the shelters, one of which yielded a radiocarbon date of A.D. 1435 ± 80. The paintings apparently served as hunting magic. The complexity of the rock art and the wealth of sites and paintings suggest a somewhat more advanced culture than reported by the Spanish. 
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