Tag Archives: Archaeology

Condor Petroglyphs, Death Valley National Park

Two men, a valley, and ten thousand foot peaks. “Who heard the Desert whispering? The gray prospector, hope-wandering that land of vacant sadness, saw through his burning thirst, where from far receding margins gazed the wrinkled ghastly ranges. . . And … Continue reading

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Chumash Rock Art, Santa Barbara County

These Chumash paintings show little wear from the elements over the last several decades. They are presented here without alteration, but for a slight intensification of the existing natural color. They measure roughly about twelve inches in length. The pictographs … Continue reading

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A Wander In Hawaii Turns Up Ancient Rock Shelters

The dry wash described below lets out into this small cove on the lee side of the point. “Where you off to?” she asked. “I saw a big crack in the Earth just down the road that looks like it … Continue reading

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Petroglyphs, Isle of Arran, Scotland

The petroglyphs are found just inside this stand of planted conifers, silviculture being an important part of the local economy. At nine at night I stepped out for a walk in the woods. Couldn’t sit around the house after dinner … Continue reading

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Vernal and Nevada Falls, Yosemite National Park

Mortars in Yosemite Valley. The Urban Wilderness Yosemite National Park represents a contradiction to me. A place entirely about nature, but it’s crawling with hordes of chattering tourists and hiking trails are paved. There is something oddly and strikingly askew … Continue reading

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