Rockhouse Cave (23CN20)

Pictographs at Rockhouse Cave are discussed in detail by Sabo and Sabo (2005). The site is situated on Arkansas State Park property (Petit Jean State Park) and it is open to the public.



Neathery Fuller holds a 1 meter scale against the wall of Rockhouse Cave (3CN20).



Faint red pictograph on the wall of Rockhouse Cave. Red and white scale segment measures 25 cm.



DStretch image using the YRD enhancement of the pictograph at Rockhouse Cave (3CN20). The DStretch plugin to the ImageJ program was written by Jon Harman for rock art researchers who wish to enhance images of pictographs. Sabo and Sabo (2005:Figure 33) identify this as a line drawing (stick figure) of an anthropomorph (a stylized human figure).



Faint red pictograph of a fish at Rockhouse Cave (2CN20).



DStretch image using the YRE enhancement of the pictograph at Rockhouse Cave (3CN20). Sabo and Sabo (2005:Figures 38 and 40) identify this as a paddlefish (Polyodon spathula).



Pictograph of a fish weir (situated near the paddlefish pictograph) at Rockhouse Cave (2CN20). Red and white scale segment measures 25 cm.



DStretch image using the YRE enhancement of the fish weir at Rockhouse Cave (3CN20). Sabo and Sabo (2005:Figures 38 and 40) identify this as a fish weir.



Faint red pictograph of an oval and masks at Rockhouse Cave (2CN20).



DStretch image using the YRE enhancement of the oval (center) and other pictographs at Rockhouse Cave (3CN20). A headless bird pictograph can be recognized along the left edge of the image.



Faint red pictograph of two birds at Rockhouse Cave (2CN20).



DStretch image using the LRE enhancement of two birds at Rockhouse Cave (3CN20).



Abstract pictograph at Rockhouse Cave (2CN20).



Abstract pictograph on the ceiling at Rockhouse Cave (2CN20). Sabo and Sabo (2005:Figure 35) identify this as an abstract design. Red and white scale segment measures 25 cm.



DStretch image using the LRE enhancement of a geometric motif at Rockhouse Cave (3CN20).



DStretch image using the YRE enhancement of an geometric motif at Rockhouse Cave (3CN20). Sabo and Sabo (2005:Figure 62) identify this as a geometric motif.



View from the back of the cave at Rock House Cave (3CN20).

 

 

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Fritz, Gayle J. and Robert H. Ray
1982 Rock Art Sites in the Southern Arkansas Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley. Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series 15:240 - 276.

Sabo, George III and Deborah Sabo
2005 Rock Art in Arkansas. Arkansas Archeological - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.


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