Wednesday, 14 October 2009

09 Trip - SE Washington ... petroglyphs

The original petroglyph site in South Eastern Washington has been covered by water in a hydro-electric project. The petroglyphs were removed and stored. 300 petroglyphs were chipped/scratched onto the surface of these basalt columns.Copies were made and are on display at the Museum of Petrified Trees. I've enhanced the photos to make the design more clear. They are 'prehistory' and typically depict: religion and community life.A family? mom & dad and childHunting scene on top. Bottom? Hmm ... two heads, one body. Conjoined twins? Symbol of ??? The designs show movement and inter-relationships.A universal symbol that gives life - the sun

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