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Davis Canyon Petroglyph Circles
Davis Canyon Petroglyph Circles, 1983


I found this image on the side of a sandstone wall as I headed up the canyon wash towards the five faces pictograph in Davis Canyon.
Shortly thereafter not far away, I discovered a shamans' stone in the shape of a snake's head with a green cast to it in the sandy brown silt at my feet.
I always find the Utah Canyonlands area to be a place where rocks speak with their own tongue, and grab ahold of your soul with a silent sound.
In the center of these circles, there appears to be a image of a small head embedded in the rock. I suspect the circles were added later to complete the thought.


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Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Utah Vol. II by Kenneth B. Castleton
A Field Check is in Order: According to Casleton's reference book, I have the image posted here rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise! (Over the years, I have come to prefer it oriented this way.)

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Photograph © 1997, All Rights Reserved:
7 January 2001 / 23 May 2013

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