Big Bend National Park in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Rock Art at Hot Springs
Pictographs are images painted onto rock.
Petroglyphs are images carved or pecked into rock.
Numerous red pictographs decorate the cliff face. The red coloring is a pigment made from hematite, a mineral sometimes called “red ocher”. Cinnabar, or mercury ore, was also used in this area to produce a maroon pigment. Pigments were usually mixed with a binder of blood, egg or animal fat, which made the pigment adhere to the rock surface.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans.
Location. 29° 10.676′ N, 102° 59.883′ W. Marker is in Big Bend National Park, Texas, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Bend National Park TX 79834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chihuahuan Desert (approx. 2.3 miles away); Boquillas Canyon (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Hot Springs Historic District (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on March 27, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Hot Springs (Big Bend National Park). Wikipedia (Submitted on March 27, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
3. Hot Springs - Big Bend National Park. National Park Service (Submitted on March 27, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.