Baja California - Great Murals Style Guide

THE SCOPE AND GEOGRAPHY OF BAJA GREAT MURAL STYLES

 
 
DVD Documentary Film Baja California In Search of Painted Caves
The Great Mural Phenomenon consists of thousands of prehistoric rock 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 shelters situated at elevations of 1,000 or more feet in the three ranges of mountains listed here from north to south. (Note: The Sierra de San Juan has been omitted because its small showings of art are indistinguishable from those of the Sierra de San Francisco.)
 
As the table shows, these ancient artworks adhere consistently to certain formal artistic conventions, but they also have characteristics peculiar to their own regions. The table forms a map of the entire geographic range of the Great Murals, with the most northerly style – that of the Sierra de San Borja - at top and the most southerly – the Southern Semiabstract – at the bottomt.

SIERRA DE SAN BORJA

 
Sierra de San Borja Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Borja Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Borja Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Borja Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art

SIERRA DE SAN FRANCISCO

 
Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art
Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art
Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de San Francisco Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art

SIERRA DE GUADALUPE

 
Sierra de Guadalupe Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de Guadalupe Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de Guadalupe Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de Guadalupe Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art

SAN BORJITAS

 
San Borjitas Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art San Borjitas Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art San Borjitas Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art San Borjitas Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art

SIERRA DE GUADALUPE

 
Sierra de Guadalupe Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de Guadalupe Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de Guadalupe Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Sierra de Guadalupe Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art

SOUTHERN SEMIABSTRACT STYLE

 
Semi Abstract Style Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Semi Abstract Style Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Semi Abstract Style Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art Semi Abstract Style Baja California Cave Paintings Rock Art
 
 
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