It's an exciting and awe-inspiring experience to be
exploring a lonely, wind-swept desert canyon and suddenly come upon
petroglyphs (Native American prehistoric rock drawings). Strange, enigmatic
images preserved in the rocks, some already ancient when the pyramids of
Egypt were young, they inspire many questions, most of whose answers are
lost in the depths of time. Who were the people who created these images?
What do they mean? Do some record long lost historical events? Were some
used as territorial markers, tribal or clan boundary posts? Were some maps
to guide the wanderer?
Many were undoubtedly religious in nature and part of
life sustaining rituals aimed at preserving order and balance in the world.
Ancient prayers frozen in stone, yet still echoing down through the ages.
Ponder the mystery as you use these images to explore Little Petroglyph