Barrier Canyon Style paintings, San Rafael Swell, Utah video by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) "What do these images mean?" That is the question people most ask. What do they mean? The only honest answer is "we don't know." These images are likely 2,000 years old or older and their meaning may well be lost to time. But the delicate paintings on the roof of an alcove in the San Rafael Swell are clearly a story. Their ambiguousness meaning adds to the mystery. It increases our curiosity and maybe gives the images even more power.
What does it mean? I don't know, but I do know that images, stories as beautiful as these are worth preserving and sharing. This video is extracted from a 3D model that I made for my @ancientartarchive project. The aim of the project is to help explore and preserve our common visual heritage. Our ancestors wrote their story -our story- on rock and cave walls across the world.