Paint Rock Fact Sheet

Catching the Summer Sun?

A turtle inside a circle (the glyph just to the left of the crack in the rock) is a possible summer solstice marker. University of Texas astronomer Bob Robbins discovered that "daggers" of light point at the marker on the summer solstice, suggesting that it was painted to commemorate rituals or other special events at the time of the solstice. The paintings to the right of the crack may show the kidnapping of a young girl by Comanches in 1865.


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