246 pages
Color photos, maps
10.06 x 10.12
Pub date Feb1998


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Discovering the Great Murals of an Unknown People
by Harry W. Crosby

This full-color account of the great murals of a forgotten people depicts the author’s discovery and documentation of a world-class archaeological region in remote central Baja California. In every respect, The Cave Paintings of Baja California is a revelation. A timeless story of exploration and discovery that unlocks the secrets of a part of the world where few travelers have ever ventured.

"Crosby conveys a great sense of adventure … while highlighting the beauty and spirituality of the landscape and its art. His discovery of the rock paintings and some of the history of Baja California itself are skillfully woven into descriptions of the sites and interpretations of the art … Excellent maps, beautiful photographs both of the rock paintings and the people of the area, and illustrations clarifying the paintings enhance the text." —Book-Of-The-Month Club

"For both serious researchers and armchair travelers, there is Baja California historian and photographer Harry Crosby’s magnificent updated and expanded Cave Paintings of Baja California." —Library Journal

"The Cave Paintings of Baja California is a dramatic personal account of Harry Crosby’s search for, and discovery of, the prehistoric rock art hidden in caves and overhangs in the remote mountains of Baja California. Guided by local ranchers over more tha —The Wall Street Journal