A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Indian Petroglyphs

I got a tip on some glyphs and went to search for them down off Yuma Road on BLM trail 139.  
I was surprised I found them.

They were on the rocks lining a dry wash.  By the image in the center it leads me to believe water flowed through here more regularly long ago than it does today.

What would the cross or dividing the rock into quarters mean?

I looked at this for a long time and still cannot imagine what it was supposed to represent.

 I may go back with my better camera and try to climb up closer.  

I said "may".  Don't count on me climbing up.
I might have second thoughts once I start climbing.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Fascinating inscriptions. Pity that MH has sought immortality by adding his initials to the rocks.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Great find, agree with Hon on his post

Shammickite said...

I suppose the ancient people were basically doing the same thing as MH, just making their mark to show they were here. The ancient form of graffiti. I wonder what all the shapes mean.