Known as “painted pebbles,” these stream-worn pebbles (technically, small cobbles) are small enough to be held comfortably in your hand. This specimen from Zavala County exemplifies the ephemeral nature of ancient painted designs in the South Texas Plains. The curving geometric designs are only partially legible, but similar artifacts from the Lower Pecos Canyonlands are thought to depict female figures. UTSA-CAR archives.
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