Paint Rock Fact Sheet

'Shielding' the Sun

On the winter solstice, a dagger of sunlight slices across this elaborate shield glyph at Paint Rock, Texas, indicating that the site was a gathering place for solstice rituals. Site owner Kay Campbell discovered the Sun dagger on the solstice in 1996, and a Texas astronomer later confirmed the find.


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