Dr. Larry Lowendorf knows pictographs and petroglyphs. I think I could follow him around and just absorb so much! His discussion on Saturday was only and hour and a half long… but I was ready to go all day.
I was happy to find that what I had shared with Ten Sleep’s summer school kids was correct, but I learned a few things!
First, when I do this again… I want to take a laser pointer! See the green dot??? Yes! You can point specifically at spots on the wall. Duh.
The coolest thing I learned? D Stretch. Aka, Decorrelation Stretch to enhance digital photographs. Basically, it’s a process that helps you define faded and almost non existent pictographs. What has faded isn’t necessarily gone! That’s cool! Follow the link and it will show you good examples…
Here’s one Dr. Lowendorf shared… Note the tall figure on the left side photo.
Now here it is in real life. Look closely at the charcoal/smoky smudge off center towards the right. The Tall Man’s bottom half is barely visible, as is the six legged spider thingy! You can’t even see the horned little man on the left. (I said hornED)
FYI, the photo above with the green laser point on it??? It used to look like the right hand pic on the paper above.
The I-never-saw-that award goes to this panel.
This may help, but it is hard to see in my photo…
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