Petroglyphs

The Spiral

One of the most common rock art motifs, found here and across the world, is the spiral. While it has long existed and spans many cultures and all continents (except Antarctica), there is much debate over the meaning of spiral imagery. Some interpret it to be a coiled snake or a whirlwind. Others say it …

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Petroglyphs and Pictographs, What’s The Difference?

I’ve had a few people ask me what the difference is between a Petroglyph and a Pictograph, so I’ll explain that here (with pictures, yay!). Petroglyphs are carved into stone (picture left) while pictographs are painted onto it (picture right). Easy, right? But wait, there’s more! Glyphs are far more common than graphs. One obvious …

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