Chumash Painted Cave, United States of America

General Attributes
Project NameChumash Painted Cave
CountryUnited States of America
Spatial DataDownload (Links to all available data types will be emailed)
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Data Bounds (approx.)

Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial0.65 GBFaro Focus S120 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial1.73 GBCanon EOS 6D DSLR
Site DescriptionThe Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park is one of the smallest State Parks in California, at little more than seven acres it was designated as a State Park in 1976 to preserve the incredible paintings within. Located about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of California State Route 154 and 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Santa Barbara, the small sandstone cave is adorned with rock art attributed to the Chumash people. Although the meaning of these circular and anthropomorphic figures has been lost, there is some speculation of their association to astrology and Chumash cosmology. The unique quality and fragility of the cave paintings has been acknowledged for over 100 years. In the early 1900s, an iron gate was installed to protect the cave from further vandalism.
Project DescriptionIn 2015, CyArk in collaboration with California State Parks, Santa Ynez High School and Chumash elder Ernestine Ygnacio-De Soto digitally documented the cave and surrounding environment.The digital point-in-time reference was utilized for conservation, education and to promote a greater awareness of Chumash culture.
Collection Date0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
Publication Date2020-06-22
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
PartnersSanta Ynez High School
Site AuthorityCalifornia State Parks
2020: Chumash Painted Cave - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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