The paintings of Porcelano Cave. The discovery of Guadelupe, c.3000 BC. (Sierra de San Francisco, Baja California, Mexico)

Dr. Reinoud M. de Jonge, Jay Stuart Wakefield
Netherlands, USA

Hundreds of remote caves in the mountainous arroyos of Baja are famous for thousands of enormous colorful “Great Mural” paintings of men and animals. Among these are some “abstract” paintings, but there is no explanation for their very different art style. In this article we interpret the “abstract” paintings of one cave, which explains the introduction of this style by prehistoric explorers of the West Coast of America, and establishes the parameters for dating these paintings.