Utah Petroglyphs

Rock Art - Petroglyphs, Pictograms, Geoglyphs and other non-verbal communication:
Communication by the ancients who inhabited Utah and the surrounding states, particularly in the four-corners area is realtively prolific. Previously undiscovered petroglyph panels are found regularly and society seems to understand to not add to these ancient works of art / communication and preserve them for future generations. This page is dedicated to showing the work done by ancient inhabitants of this part of North America, BC 1,000 to 1,300 AD.

I will add photos of geoglyphs discovered in Peru that are enormous. The image of the character with what appears as antenna or dreadlocks protruding from its head, three straight up and three sticking out from each side of the head is 120 meters (yards) in length. There are a series of these large geoglyphs that cover an area of approximately 50 sq. kilometers. Who or what were they communicating with?  Communication, obviously, important to ancient man.  

Newpaper Rock  

Newpapaer rock is on State Hwy. 211, the only road that leads to the south entrance to Canyonlands National Park.  It is approximately 19 miles from Hwy 191, the Highway between Moab, Ut. and Monticello, Ut.  Newspaper Rock is known to be one of the most important petroglyphs in North America with entries made over several hundred years by a variety of cultures or tribesTake note of how many of the feet etched into Newpaper rock have six toes. Why? Will we eventually end up with four or three toes?  
Approximately twenty-five miles up Soldier Canyon, running east from Wellington, Nine-Mile Canyon Petroglyphs begin.  Numerous petroglpys adorn canyon walls and then culminate in the Great Hunt petroglyph near the end and top of Nine-Mile Canyon.  The majority of the land up this canyon is private property and potentially relatively unexplored.  I believe more petroglyphs and pictographs exist in the many side canyons.  The first or two petroglyphs are marked, but most are not.  Driving slowly (virtually no traffic) and having a passanger help search for petroglyphs would be helpful.  The following photos are not the best as I am still learning about how lighting conditions impact the appearance of petroglyphs in photos.  Harsh mid-day sun is not ideal lighting.  

At the beginning of Soldier Canyon are the ramains of the Soldier Canyon Mine.  Once you see the decaying guard house, you know you've on the right road.

The FIRST SITE and maybe the second or third are market, but the markers for the others have vanished.  Soldier Canyon has a rich history, dating back to ancient Utah inhavitants, transportation, mining, ranching and the Civil War.  It was once the main stage-coach route to California and minimal remnants of two ghost towns remain.   Most the canyon is now commited to ranching, growing winter feed, and oil and natural gas extraction.  Black civil war volunteers who'd been given land grants in California for their service became temporarilly stranded in the canyon during the winter as they headed to their land grants.  There were a number of bars near the stage-coach stop, a hotel and several houses of ill repute.  Aside from petroglyphs, the canyon has a rich history.
The Flute Players may have importance in reproductive or mating cycles related to the ancients, signified by all of them having erections.  It could also simply signify that flute players were male.  Interpritation is up to each individual who view petroglyphs as no other information is available.