Barber, Ron



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.