Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rock Art Study

Still taking a fascinating rock art class and learning how to interpret the symbols. Our class is taught by a retired Archaeologist Boma Johnson. Click on his name to find out more about rock art.

He has spent the last 30 years of his life following his boyhood dreams of studying Native Americans. Twenty-five of those years he worked as an Archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management in Yuma, Arizona. His double Master’s Degree in Archaeology and Ethnology makes him an interesting guide in this archaeology rich environment. Currently, most of Boma’s spare time is spent researching rock art throughout the Southwest; specializing in petroglyphs, pictographs and geoglyphs of the ancient Native Americans and he enthusiastically shares his studies.

Find a deeper understanding of the meaning of ancient Native American rock art symbols, and the connections to the world of higher spiritual belief. Learn more about the meaning of rock art, as we have learned from the Native American people themselves, and from modern archaeological research. Have you ever seen any rock art? Where? What did you think of it?


  1. We saw lots of rock art in the southwest - Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Canyonlands Nat'l Park. Native Americans left their mark for all kinds of reasons.

  2. I don't know why but I have always been interested in Native American art..I think it shows how much we want to reach out to others and pass on our stories...must be in our genes...

  3. Ah, that ancient graffiti! Sounds like a fascinating tour. It must be very rewarding to pursue such dreams. I recall hearing an interpreter at Jamestown, VA, who was so very enthusiastic about John Smith and company that he brought that time in history to life. It was a rewarding, exciting tour for all of us.

  4. This is so interesting. We've always been so fascinated with pictures drawn by our ancestors.