Exploring The Meaning Of Rock Art
Nature writer Craig Childs says that the placement of rock art in the American Southwest isn’t random.
It matters where it is in a canyon, where the canyon rests on the plateau and where the rivers are. To find rock art, Childs writes, “Walk around clapping and when you hear a good echo, go look.”
This leads Childs to believe that the rock art of Indigenous peoples are more than drawings -- they’re ancient communication. Pictographs and petroglyphs turn the Colorado Plateau into “a book that can be read. […] They are a window into ancient dreaming.”
Air date: Friday 5/20/22 and Saturday 5/21/22 at 12 p.m. MT