El Chavalito is a large Great Mural
site in the Sierra de Guadalupe, Baja California Sur (map). The rock
art here is fascinating and can be very beautiful. It is a
significant site for the study of Great Mural art. In some
ways it is a companion site to Los
Clavelitos. They are 27 km apart. They are both
large sites with hundreds of images in many different Great Mural
sub-styles. They are both dominated by a single huge
mono. In many other ways the sites differ, especially in the
sub-styles that are present. To my mind Chavalito gets the
prize for the incredible creativity and variety of its art. It lacks
the classic beauty of the art in Sierra de San Francisco (see my
on sites near Cueva Pintada), but makes up for that with
vitality and inventiveness.
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Photography Copyright 2006, 2007 by Jon Harman. I visited this site
on December 23, 2006 as part of the INAH project: Identidad Social,
Comunicación Ritual y Arte Rupestre: El Gran Mural de la Sierra de
Guadalupe B.C.S. under the leadership of Maria de la Luz Gutiérrez
Martinez. We were accompanied by INAH Custodian Miguel Angel
Aguilar and local guide Victor Manuel Mayoral Asuna. My tript in the
Sierra de Guadalupe were an incredible experience. My sincere
thanks to Maria de la Luz Gutiérrez Martinez for making this