A Painted Cave
A cave, that have been in use for a long time by the Chumash, a native american tribe that resided over all of california.
Experts believe that Chumash Shamans left signs for good fortune.
It is mystical and beautiful.
In the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, is a collection of local coloured rocks – possibly used for pigments for the paintings.
With the arrival of the Spanish Missionaries, quite a few Chumash were converted to Christianity. They kept on painting, but now in the church at the Santa Barbara Mission, for example. New colours were introduced, bright yellow, deep orange, imported from Spanish trade posts in what now is Mexico.