Senior Partner Suzanne Baker holds an MSc in Rock Art Studies from the Rock Art Research Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, a world-renowned rock art research facility. She has also attended rock art recording classes in South Africa, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada and visited many rock art sites in California. Since 1995 she has been the director of the Ometepe Archaeological Project on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, which has utilized professional archaeologists and volunteers from around the world to record 116 sites and well over 2000 petroglyphs. In 2006 she began the Cueva La Conga project, resulting in the recordation and dating of pictographs in the first karst cave reported in Nicaragua.

A/HC is expanding this expertise to California rock art and will work with you to craft a customized recording, conservation, and publication program for individual rock art motifs, entire sites, or complexes of sites.

To learn more about Suzanne’s work, please visit or see the publications below:.

  • Baker, Suzanne M. (2013) Cueva la Conga: First Karst Cave Archaeology in Nicaragua. Latin American Antiquity. In Press.
  • Baker, Suzanne M. (2010) The Rock Art of Ometepe Island, Nicaragua: Motif Classification, Quantification, and Regional Comparisons. Paris Monographs in American Archaeology 25. BAR International Series 2084. Archaeopress, Oxford, England.
  • Baker, Suzanne M. (2006) Management Plan for Craigmore II Rock Art Site, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.