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rockhopper
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12/9/2021
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Greetings. I finally had some time to go back and look at some petroglyph photos from a trip I had taken into the Santa Rosas earlier this year. See post below. "Three Days of Petroglyphs in the Santa Rosas" I am not an expert by any means but this is my best decipher of what the indigenous peoples were trying to "say". They were all probably common knowledge among the tribes back then. What does the brain trust think?
First up.



I think this one represents the drying of Lake Cahuilla. It even correctly shows the Colorado river inlet orientation.

This one.





The four visible plants? Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn? The ancient people had a lot of time to look at the night sky.

Last one.





I am seeing a Star and a Person. The star people as in ancient legends?

Daren is the expert here. What say ye?


I will be heading out again as I know I missed some. This area contains the most petroglyphs I have seen in one place in my travels into the Santa Rosas.

Cheers

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dsefcik
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12/11/2021
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I appreciate the confidence in my knowledge...but I am no expert and IMHO anyone that claims to know what the glyphs actually represent is probably just guessing from their own perspective. Other than the obvious human and animal motifs, take in some datura and think away.....

The radiating circle motifs are common and I have seen many that have leading/trailing ends that connect to other adjacent motifs. Just get out and find the petros/pictos and enjoy from your own perspective and research what you find if you feel motivated, I enjoy the exploration and discovery but will not claim to be highly educated on their meanings.

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Buford
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12/14/2021
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The archeologists and anthropologists half jokingly half seriously say "ceremonial, ritual or religious purposes" when they don't know what the rock art means Thumbs Up

Native american parents probably were telling their kids not to deface the rocks hundreds of years ago.
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12/14/2021
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Hey, is anyone else having trouble posting in the forum? I've had problems even leaving comments regardless of browser used.
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12/17/2021
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tekewin wrote:
Hey, is anyone else having trouble posting in the forum? I've had problems even leaving comments regardless of browser used.

There was a problem a month or so back but was resolved...can you elaborate on your current problem or a screenshot?

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12/19/2021
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dsefcik wrote:
tekewin wrote:
Hey, is anyone else having trouble posting in the forum? I've had problems even leaving comments regardless of browser used.

There was a problem a month or so back but was resolved...can you elaborate on your current problem or a screenshot?



I think the problem may be fixed. Thank you! I'll reply with a screenshot if the problem comes back.
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12/31/2021
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dsefcik wrote:
I appreciate the confidence in my knowledge...but I am no expert and IMHO anyone that claims to know what the glyphs actually represent is probably just guessing from their own perspective. Other than the obvious human and animal motifs, take in some datura and think away.....

The radiating circle motifs are common and I have seen many that have leading/trailing ends that connect to other adjacent motifs. Just get out and find the petros/pictos and enjoy from your own perspective and research what you find if you feel motivated, I enjoy the exploration and discovery but will not claim to be highly educated on their meanings.



Daren, I agree 100% with you. Thanks for your input. "from their own perspective". I am just fascinated studying them and pondering their meanings.
btw I still think the first glyph represents the drying of ancient Lake Cahuilla.
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