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Petroglyph Beach By E. Russell Smith
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E. Russell Smith is one of those amazing poets that can show you the great things in life, or the simple. They will both leave you relishing his words. He combines observation with worldwide travel,... More > the humanity of hope and spirit.< Less
Petroglyph National Monument - NPS By Cliff C. Serrano
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Speaking Rocks! I photographed Petroglyph National Monument on several different visits. Five dormant volcanic cones and a seventeen mile basalt cliffs show eruptions that occurred over 100,000 years... More > ago formed the West Mesa of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The basalt boulders that tumbled down to the cliff’s edge later provided ideal material for carving Puebloan and Spanish petroglyphs, and photographic opportunities from so many angles.< Less
Petroglyph Pathways or Geocontourglyphs By Michael Clauss
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Do some Petroglyphs mirror the landforms and topographic features of the Appalachian Plateau? In recent years researchers have begun to redefine some of the symbols found in petroglyphs around the... More > world. Some of these petroglyphs are more specifically Geocontourglyphs, because they incorporate the topography of the surrounding landscape into their message. This article is an attempt to redefine individual petroglyphs in Ohio and Pennsylvania as Petroglyph Maps with visual clues to the surrounding geographic landscape. The roughly drawn abstract animal shapes portrayed on the petroglyphs most likely represent totems naming local tribal leaders, villages, spirits or landforms. The natives often applied Clan names to prominent landmarks, such as rivers, lakes and other permanent landmarks. The petroglyphs may also be incorporating the surrounding terrain as part of the message they are trying to convey.< Less
Petroglyph Pathways or Geocontourglyphs By Michael Clauss
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Do some Petroglyphs mirror the landforms and topographic features of the Appalachian Plateau? In recent years researchers have begun to redefine some of the symbols found in petroglyphs around the... More > world. Some of these petroglyphs are more specifically Geocontourglyphs, because they incorporate the topography of the surrounding landscape into their message. This article is an attempt to redefine individual petroglyphs in Ohio and Pennsylvania as Petroglyph Maps with visual clues to the surrounding geographic landscape. The roughly drawn abstract animal shapes portrayed on the petroglyphs most likely represent totems naming local tribal leaders, villages, spirits or landforms. The natives often applied Clan names to prominent landmarks, such as rivers, lakes and other permanent landmarks. The petroglyphs may also be incorporating the surrounding terrain as part of the message they are trying to convey.< Less
Pictographs & Petroglyphs of the Oregon Country, Parts I & II By J. Malcolm Loring & Louise Loring
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The result of twenty years of searching out and recording ancient designs on rocks in Oregon and Washington, Pictographs & Petroglyphs of the Oregon Country has been reprinted in a convenient... More > one-volume edition. The authors began their monumental task in the early 1960s as members of the Oregon Archaeological Society committee dedicated to surveying and recording rock art. Soon finding themselves a committee of two, they soldiered on with the job of cataloging and illustrating the rock art of the region. After Malcolm retired from the US Forest Service in 1963, he and Louise initiated a full time effort recording the sites. For many of these sites, this volume is the only printed record. Part I describes sites in Washington along the Columbia River and sites in northern and central Oregon. Part II contains sites in southern Oregon, Idaho and Nevada.< Less
Spirit Fire and Lightning Songs: Looking at Myth and Shamanism on a Klamath Basin Petroglyph Site By Robert J. David
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Robert J. David’s Spirit Fire and Lightning Songs makes a major contribution to the steadily growing body of research in the western United States that prioritizes indigenous voices, myth, and... More > neuropsychological models to provide a fresh and innovative approach to decolonizing the past. As a Klamath Tribal member, David’s scholarly and engaging writing style lends itself to the retelling of Klamath-Modoc myths and the interpretation of how these myths convincingly relate to rock art at 4-Mod-22, a complex Klamath Basin petroglyph site in Northern California near the former Tule Lake. David’s work at 4-Mod-22 highlights three distinctive classes of rock art: iconic motifs, residual markings, and geometric figures. Information provided by a combination of Klamath-Modoc ethnography and myth suggests that these distinctive rock art categories denote two patterns of ritual use that include shamans’ consultations with their spirit familiars, and shamanic power quests.< Less
Rock Art of the American Southwest By Frank Greenagel
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A selection of rock art featuring anthropomorphic figures, from the Archaic period through Anasazi and Fremont to the Utes and Navajo. Emphasis is on classification of styles.
Rock Art of the American Southwest By Frank Greenagel
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A selection of rock art featuring anthropomorphic figures, from the Archaic period through Anasazi and Fremont to the Utes and Navajo. Emphasis is on classification of styles.
Story Told On Lava Rocks By Cliff C. Serrano
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La Cieneguilla Site is home to one of the largest collections of Native American rock art called petroglyphs in the American Southwest. Human, turtle and bird figures are the most common etchings and... More > account for about a third of the petroglyphs. Some of the lava rock etchings are thought to go back to the Archaic Period - 8000 to 2000 BC but most of the images are from the Puebloans and date to between the 13th and 17th century.< Less
New Mexico 2019 By Nicki Toizer
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Calendar of New Mexico contains photos of White Sands National Monument, Sandia Mountains, Valley of Fires, petroglyphs, and mustangs at a rescue.

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