The detailed study of rock art started with Breuil in France in 1900. Since that time researchers have used illustrations to show what they see in the rock art. (Drawing of etchings in Les Trois Freres, Abbe Breuil)
The Sorcerer, Les Trois Freres, France
The Sorcerer, Abbe Breuil, "Four Hundred Centuries of Cave Art", 1952
Tule River Painted Rock, TUL-19, California
Even before Breuil: Tule River Painted Rock. In Mallery, 1893.
Great God of Sefar, Tassili N' Ajjer Plateau, Algeria
Great God of Sefar, Henri Lhote, "The Search for the Tassili Frescoes", 1958
San Marcos Pass Painted Cave, California
San Marcos Pass Painted Cave, Campbell Grant, "The Rock Paintings of the Chumash", 1965
Cueva Serpiente, Baja California Sur
Cueva Serpiente, Harry Crosby, "The Cave Paintings of Baja California", 1975. The illustration is by Joanne Crosby.
Chalked Petroglyphs in Steward, "Petroglyphs of California and Adjoining States", 1929
Cueva San Borjitas, Baja California Sur
Cueva San Borjitas, Campbell Grant, "Rock Art of Baja California", 1974
Cueva San Borjitas, DStretch YDS, 2005. Campbell Grant missed the very faint yellow figure.
Pictograph site in Tulare County, CA
DStretch (CRGB) makes the faint pictographs easily visible. Replaces interpretation drawings? Maybe not, but it surely makes visualization easier. Last slide.