Investigating Red Army Rock Panel

Discover the past through evidence from rock art sites! In this curriculum, students examine the distant past through ancient images that people created and left on stone.

Create rock art from authentic images using two different hands-on techniques.

Explore how archaeologists study rock art to understand past cultures and learn that rock art was a form of communication before there was written language. Students observe an authentic rock art panel and analyze two interpretation to determine the artist’s message using evidence to support inferences. Students design a web page or smart phone app to help protect rock art.

Investigate the Red Army Rock Art Panel in Colorado (this volume) or go to the rock art database on our website to find another investigation closer to your home.