May 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment
I'm trying to finish processing the more than 10,000 images from my latest trip so there will be several Blog entries added in a relatively short time. This one includes several petroglyphs I found during this trip and a few other, but all are from the same local (the state of Utah). The first is one of my favorites, Newspaper Rock State Park. This Park is located off US-191 between Monument Valley and Moab. The first carvings were made over 2000 years ago.
This next petroglyph is from Capitol Reef National Park in Utah along Highway 24. These were made by the Fremont people between 600-1300.
This panel depicts bighorn sheep running or jumping with other animals. I think the rock formation has as much to do with me liking it as much as the petroglyph itself. This one is located near the Eye of the Sun Arch in Monument Valley. The only way to visit this location is to hire a local Navajo guide.
This Pictograph is from the House of Many Hands in Mystery Valley. This area is located within the Monument Valley Tribal Park.
These next panels are from Sego Canyon, located about 80 miles west of Grand Junction, Colorado off Interstate I-70. There are numerous petroglyphs in a small radius and easy to access.
This site features three styles of rock art: Barrier Canyon, Fremont, and Historic Ute. The oldest art, the Barrier Canyon Style, is well known because of the fantastic alien anthropomorphs and glyphs. The Fremont culture carved their petroglyphs on the same wall and subsequqntly on top of the older Barrier Canyon art.
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