Ron Barber was born and raised in the oil fields of South America, in small isolated backcountry oil camps. His parents hauled their kids though the mountains, deserts and jungles; always in search of new adventures. Encountering indigenous cultures and ancient sites has led to a long-term interest and curiosity about lost civilizations. Ron is an explorer by nature, an engineer by profession.
He’s a mechanical engineer with over 35 years at the national laboratories in California and New Mexico. Over the last 7 years he has formed a project to study rock art throughout the southwest, specifically looking for glyphs that might provide insights into early astronomical knowledge. He has applied his engineering background to develop a systematic approach to surveying and identifying glyphs for potential study, as well as developing 3 dimensional modeling of light and sum interactions.