The Rock Art sites of the world tell the story of humanity through the most basic form of communication. These sites are found on nearly every continent and use stone and paint to tell the stories of past and present civilizations. Rock art serves as unique evidence of the transmission and growth of early human conceptual thought, social life, and spiritual beliefs. Through paintings and engravings, these sites communicate distinct stories of our past and remind us of our cultural and geographic origins.
Although many of these sites have survived thousands of years, they are among the most vulnerable of the world’s cultural heritage. These prehistoric sites are under constant threat from climate change, vandalism, natural erosion, and the passage of time. The preservation of these invaluable sites is essential to ensure that future generations continue to visualize and learn from the past.