Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Petroglyphs



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These are some of the petroglyphs we saw at Puerco Pueblo in the Petrified Forest National Park. The pueblo was built around 1250 and may have been home to 1000 people. There are several locations along the trail through the pueblo from which petroglyphs can be seen.

20 comments:

Pam said...

Preserved forever in time.. is that Big Bird snacking on a small person? It is an amazing place to visit.

be well and happy, George
Pam

troutbirder said...

Interesting. Since my son and family recently moved to the Mesa area, I'm making a list of places to visit. Thanks, George.

Dar said...

George, Now, why on earth have I not visited here before? I drop in on Betsy often,...sorry, bud.
Love the historical petroglyphs., and the Painted Desert is amazing. I travel through your eyes and wonderful photography. And, Oh, your flowers are always such show-offs. I love them, especially the roses, lilies and daffies.
I will be back.
BlessYourHeart

Fred Alton said...

Great picture, George! Thanks for sharing. I don't remember hearing the term "petroglyphs" before. Seems I've forgotten some of my American History. Thanks for sharing your trip here.

Ginny said...

This is your best petroglyph picture yet!

Sandra said...

tried to translate what it say, looks like a stork bringing a baby in one of them, the one on the left looks happy... amazing

EG Wow said...

How great you were able to get so close to them! We have petroglyphs quite near us but they are now behind a wall of glass and not so easy to see. I think they have had to protect them from tourists.

Kim, USA said...

I thought it's a stork bringing a baby but I think it's a dinosaur eating a man lol!! Great find George and hey I just planted one kind of day lily yesterday hope to see it bloom next year ^_^

ABC Wed

imac said...

Made a good job there George,lol.
Great find.

Happyone:-) said...

That is so cool. Amazing to see something that old and preserved for all time.

Sey said...

they preserved it very well. I can see the big bird and the small person.

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

Isn't the Petrified Forest wonderful! Glad you guys got to the area and had a good time. Great photo!

Scott said...

What an interesting depiction. I would love to hear the archeologist's explanation. The one on our left looks a little modern though.

rainfield61 said...

People left their footsteps behind.

And these have become history.

Ruthi said...

they are silent witnesses to life's stories that will never be told in all honesty.

SandyCarlson said...

I love this kind of graffiti. Thank for sharing this PA (pre-aerosol) art, George.

Ann said...

one day, we were at the spit point, and the surface was tempting for kids to mark their presence. My silly son wanted to do a swastika. I had to stop him.

Ben said...

wow - those are very visible1

Leovi said...

A very interesting picture.

Craver Vii said...

"Puerco" Pueblo? What an unfortunate name. Puerco means pig in Spanish.