for sure what the rock art means. But elsewhere in the world,
rock art has been linked to the activities of shamans (religious
specialists), ritual stories and
Animals and Plants
different kinds of rabbits are found around Piedras Pintadas--
jack rabbit, desert cottontail, and brush rabbit. ... The
Kumeyaay sometimes held communal rabbit hunts. Half of the
group would stretch out across the area... The other half,
armed with throwing sticks, would begin walking in a line
from the opposite end, singing and scaring the rabbits from
their hiding places..."
"'The tastiest acorns
are from the black oak trees up in the mountains. ...Even
though we have so many other foods, I still like my grandmother's
acorn mush, shawii. Once in a while, she grinds
up cherry seeds and puts them in, and that's the best!"