Topic ID #38022 - posted 2/5/2017 10:26 AM

Texas artist with digital microscope solves ancient mystery of painted rocks



As an artist, Carolyn Boyd, who's also an author and archaeologist, has described being "overwhelmed by wonder" when she first saw the ancient rock paintings in canyons near the Texas-Mexico border.

The 1989 visit proved to be a life-changing moment for the young woman who at the time was working as a professional muralist and had a studio in north Houston, according to the Texas Observer.

She decided to study anthropology and archaeology for a deeper understanding of the art work that has become her career focus, the pictographs of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands.


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