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    Discovered a few petroglyphs in the Tucson Mountains just off of the King Trail.




    Quite a few carving. No ideas as to who carved most of them. Pre-Hohokam from what I have read. No telling how many hundreds of years old. I have read that some scholars claim to know the meanings. But to the best of my knowledge, there is no Rosetta Stone for this.
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    Some seem to stand out better than others. I suppose that the aging depends on what was used to carve the stone in the first place.
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    Of course, on a trail in the Tucson Mountains, it's foot only.
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    From what I've seen, man almost always carved these around water.
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    Some of these didn't come out as well as I had hoped. A few were on a small cliff with a narrow ledge. There was enough room to walk on, but not enough room to back up. Down in the wash, the brush obscured quite a few.
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    There does appear to my eyes, some overlap in the time of the carvings. This might be due to a different carving instrument or perhaps a different age.
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    This swastika is semi-recent. Please, it has probably nothing to do with Hitler and crew. It always amazes me how many folks have no idea that it was a symbol for good luck until it was forever corrupted by an evil political movement.
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    Wisdom of the ancients? Or advertisement for a labor day sale? We may never know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    Discovered a few petroglyphs in the Tucson Mountains just off of the King Trail.
    Well...that is one excited saguaro. Hooooo boy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    This swastika is semi-recent. Please, it has probably nothing to do with Hitler and crew. It always amazes me how many folks have no idea that it was a symbol for good luck until it was forever corrupted by an evil political movement.
    Neat stuff Joel. I just took a picture of an 80-year old building in NM that has a swastika band motif around the top. I'm amazed that some idiot didn't burn it down during WWII!

    Love the petroglyphs. Those people were prolific.

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