Tuesday, November 28, 2006

ANCIENT WRITINGS

This was a first for me. The ancient petroglyphs on this boulder were awesome to see. I have only seen pictures of them and now I had a chance to put my finger on the work that was done so long ago.
Petroglyphs are figures etched or jabbed into a large rock or boulder, usually of the creatures the American Indians saw everyday.

This boulder was found in the Red Springs area of Calico Canyon, Nevada.


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16 comments:

Ben said...

Fantastic!

Cristina said...

Yes, it's so interesting to see pteroglyphs in person and wonder how long ago the person that carved them was alive. Quite a different medium of communication than the internet, isn't it?

Laurie said...

Pretty amazing stuff.

annulla said...

Great shot. I always think antiquities like this are fascinating. Wish I could see it in person ... but then, I feel that way about all the places you take photos.

outdoorexposure said...

awesome...great shot:-) i wish i have a chance to go there and see it in person:-))

Still said...

Superb tracks of the past. Fine shot.

Annie said...

That had to have been very exciting, to touch the rock where it was carved so many many many years ago but someone, another one, like you and me.

Anonymous said...

Cool. I'm sure that was awesome to see in person.

Edulabbe said...

I've always felt a little atracted to pteroglyphs. They're a quite nice and ancient way to share thoughts or make something beautiful.

freckled-one said...

That is something else. Isn't wonderful to find these little treasures hidden away in nature?

Anonymous said...

This really is awesome. I wonder how old they are. I would be like you and would want to run my fingers over the patterns.

Lucy said...

Wow, that is so awesome!

caminante said...

Fantástico.
Un fortísimo abrazo.

Mile Stones said...

I've whooooooshed over here from Portugal to say a personal thank-you for the birthday wishes!
Me too, hooked on the ancient. And this country is one of the richest in Europe for preserved vestiges of a long-ago past. It is a deep, intense experience to see art in caves, wander around burial-grounds or see between 1 6 100 or so fertility symbols towering high on plains, or in forests, knowing that they are up to 10,000 years old.
However, my most treasured possession is a 4-inch square slab of polished stone on the surface of which are fossilised fish. It was given to me by a minerologist I met in NYC in 1973. She discovered it in Wyoming. It is 65 million years old. It serves to remind me how insignificant our time here is. Congrats on your blog - Wannabe? Looks like you're coming along nicely!

Anonymous said...

Timeless,yes timeless indeed.

Makes you stop and wonder I'm sure.

thanks for sharing such a historical find.

Meg Nakagawa said...

This is awesome. I love touching things, when I'm allowed, that were created decades and centuries ago, too.