Sego Canyon: Petroglyphs and Pictographs
Driving on I-70 from Moab, we decided to stop at Thompson Springs, Utah to check out the petroglyphs of Sego Canyon. Located within 5 miles of the highway, the canyon has examples of rock art from the three periods of the Fremont Culture (600-1250 AD), Barrier Canyon period (2000 BC), and the Ute Tribe (1300-1880 AD). In addition to the sheer number of figures, the panels are Sego Canyon are rare because they include both the more common petroglyphs (incised images) as well as pictographs (painted images).
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Thanks, Paige! That looks great. You’re pictures are amazing too! Good luck to you!
I’m reading this amazing book on the history of the Ancient Puebloans and the author said that archaeology (or just looking at this amazing stuff) provides “a sense of connectedness to the whole flow of the human saga (that) is deeply intoxicating” and a look into the “hypnotic rhythms of civilization” which both really struck a cord for me. It just explains why exploring this stuff never gets old, why the parallels between us and those in the past are so strong: we are all part of the “saga.” Awesome, isn’t it? 🙂
It always amazes me to see these old scribblings, pictures, and writings. It makes me feel so insignificant in the long history of the world, and yet totally connected at the same time. Beautiful Meghan!