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tommy750
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11/8/2014
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Harry Casey of Brawley is a pilot who has aerially photographed most of the geoglyphs in the Southwest. Check out this recent article by IV Desert Museum Director Neal Hitch: http://www.ivpressonline.com/life/desertmuseum/desert-geoglyphs-still-shrouded-in-mystery/article_e1675d59-2050-5818-a3eb-ee6fb8502c34.html
Had the opportunity to join Harry and his lovely wife Margaret along with IV Desert Museum staff Jessica and Ann for a trip to explore geoglyphs near Yuma.


Here's The Horse Geoglyph presumably created after the reintroduction of the extinct horse back into America by the Spaniards in the 1500's. A nearby petroglyph panel has a mounted figure similar to the picto at Dos Cabezas but we didn't have time to visit this site.


Pilot Knob Horse by tomteske, on Flickr


Further to the west, an anthropomorph looking very similar to lots of local picto sites.


Knob Hill Anthropomorph by tomteske, on Flickr


Harry Casey at the same site.


Harry Casey at Pilot Knob Anthropomorph by tomteske, on Flickr


The site is near the All American Canal and US-Mexico border so the typical discarded immigrant apparel and supplies are abundant. Was not expecting this upscale water bottle, however. Almost took this one home!


Upscale Immigrant by tomteske, on Flickr


Here's a discarded flip phone a little ways away.


Cell Phone by tomteske, on Flickr


This inner tube has traveled across the canal more than once!


Inner Tube Repairs by tomteske, on Flickr


Jessica found this nice worked piece of stone. Some sort of tool or core with lots of patination.


Patinated Core by tomteske, on Flickr


She also found some nice fossils.


Weathered Fossils by tomteske, on Flickr


Visited one further site, a snake.


Pilot Knob Snake Geoglyph by tomteske, on Flickr


Unfortunately, it's not well protected and now permanently scarred by this driver.


Tire Tracks by tomteske, on Flickr


Walking back, I stumbled on 10-20 sherds lying on the desert pavement. Guess we're not the first ones out here.


Sherd Patch by tomteske, on Flickr


After getting home, tried to find everything on GE and stumbled on this nearby. What is this?? Guess there's still lots of stuff out there. Enjoy. Tom


Nearby by tomteske, on Flickr
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Nice, sorry I could not join you today, looked like fun. Too bad about the snake and tire tracks, that was the first thing that caught my eye.

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11/9/2014
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Quite the piece of worked stone...immense. I bet GE is allowing all kinds of researchers to systematically search areas and find new geoglyph (or long-forgotten) sites.

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dsefcik wrote:
Nice, sorry I could not join you today, looked like fun. Too bad about the snake and tire tracks, that was the first thing that caught my eye.

On GE, the whole area looks like someone took a pen and scribbled/doodled over it. A zillion tracks everywhere. BLM has fenced a lot of it off but fencing to some is often just a suggestion.
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11/10/2014
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Wow, didn't realize that some of them are dated to ~ 2,700 years.

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11/10/2014
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Jim, the oldest one dated so far is in the Yuha. Went there once and couldn't see anything. Apparently more obvious in aerial photos. Tom
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5/6/2015
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Someone on Flickr just emailed me the origin of the strange "geoglyph" shapes I found while looking around on GE for geoglyphs west of Yuma. Was NOT expecting this!
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7894283
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5/7/2015
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At least they aren't turfed water-wasting golf courses. That's funny.

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