Photo: Native Petroglyphs Utah

A mosaic of native petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock near Canyonlands National Park in Utah, USA.

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Native Petroglyphs Utah
Photo of native petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock National Historic Site in Utah, USA.

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Newspaper Rock in Utah, USA is decorated with native petroglyphs that were engraved into the sandstone and may date back as far as 2,000 years ago. These petroglyphs are symbols that represent the native cultures of the Fremont, Anasazi, Navajo and Anglo people.There is no known way of dating these prehistoric native petroglyphs and most of them are not clearly understood. They are a standard form of many of the native sites throughout the United States but there is no proof that the figures represent story telling, doodling, hunting, native tribe symbols or something totally different.Without a thorough understanding of the petroglyphs, the imagination is the only tool you have to figure out what they might mean. Some tourists sit for hours examining these works of art and still walk away no further ahead in the translation.These particular petroglyphs are one of the best collections of Native rock art throughout the United States and are very accessible from the main road of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Many visitors pass by this petroglyphs site as they are trying to get to their next destination in such a rush that they are missing out on a very fascinating piece of history.Petroglyphs, Newspaper Rock National Historical Site, near Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1DS, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/20 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.

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