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Newspaper Rock, Utah

along state highway 211, on the sprint towards Canyonlands NP, Needles district, the road passes by Newspaper artists, over the last 2,000 years, have carved petroglyphs by etching into the 'desert varnish', a dark manganese/iron layer added to local rock by rain and bacteria...the pictures seem to be mainly of shaman-like figures, and hunting targets, with a few more conceptual images here and there

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Buba Jafarli12-Nov-2012 06:08
Perfect capture of this unique artwork! Well done, David! V.
Stephanie11-Nov-2012 15:44
What a cool look into the past! V
Marcia Colelli11-Nov-2012 13:59
A fascinating find and intriguing historical image V
marie-jose wolff11-Nov-2012 10:42
I am always fascinated by rock paintings! V
Bryan Murahashi11-Nov-2012 04:23
Beautiful artwork from the ancient past.
janescottcumming11-Nov-2012 02:31
That's so neat! I believe I see some deer and maybe even a buffalo.
Karen Stuebing10-Nov-2012 23:06
Fascinating subject and image. I would love to study them and try to figure out what they are saying. Fabulous image. V.
Sam Rua10-Nov-2012 22:06
A very neat collage of forms, David.
Apostolos Tikopoulos10-Nov-2012 21:01
Very nice and interesting. v.
peterjay4510-Nov-2012 20:52
Fascinating artwork and an excellent photo, David.
Colin Storey10-Nov-2012 20:29
Fantastic detailed image of this ancient artwork. v
Johnny JAG10-Nov-2012 19:50
Wonderful artwork
John Lamb10-Nov-2012 18:27
Intriguing image David. I hope the site is protected.
John Hamers10-Nov-2012 17:42
Very interesting capture and nice info !!V
Brian Samuel10-Nov-2012 17:27
I love seeing this art. It feels like it should be protected in case it is really old.
That is a strange hairstyle in the middle.
joseantonio10-Nov-2012 17:00
Fascinting historical document...V.
Walter Otto Koenig10-Nov-2012 16:52
A fascinating sight. I am sure these petroglyphs mean more than we can make out, perhaps there is some shamanistic meaning. For example the figure at the center with the "tentacles" and "hair" on the legs was surely not depicted like this on a lark. A well shot documentary photo David, it is most interesting to see this. "V"
Guest 10-Nov-2012 16:31
it's beautiful David.
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