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Ancestral Puebloan ruins near Butler Wash, Utah
Ancestral Puebloan ruins near Butler Wash, Utah.
Ancestral Puebloan rock art petroglyphs near Moab, Utah
Ancestral Puebloan rock art petroglyphs near Moab, Utah.
Ancestral Puebloan rock art petroglyphs near Moab, Utah
Ancestral Puebloan rock art petroglyphs near Moab, Utah.
Ancestral Puebloan anthropomorphic petroglyph, San Juan River, Utah
Ancestral Puebloan anthropomorphic petroglyph. Half human looking, half plant-looking. Some have also speculated that these could represent what the shamans saw in their visions.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph showing crab
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph showing crab.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah. This panel shows what animals are in the area which are good to eat, among other things.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah.  Anthropomorphic.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah. Anthropomorphic figure. Because of the accumulation of desert varnish, this is believed to be ancient; prehaps 8,000 to 10,000 years old.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah.  Anthropomorphic figure.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah. Anthropomorphic figure.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah.  Anthropomorphic figure.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah. Anthropomorphic figures.
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah.  Anthropomorphic figures holding hands or tied together?
Ancestral Puebloan petroglyph panel near Colorado River, Utah. Anthropomorphic figures holding hands or tied together? They could be holding hands and chasing grasshoppers toward a fire or they could be enslaved. Maybe they're just holding hands and singing. Since all of these figures are larger than life or anthropomorphic, it could represent a meeting of shamans.
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