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So many people ascribe some sort of mystical, noble, meaning to these ancient drawings.
They date back a few thousand years and were made by Native Americans.
But, realistically, couldn't they just as easily be the scribblings of a child, similar to the "Chalk on the Driveway" art of today's children?
The interpretations (provided by our national parks) of these symbols are really pretty funny.
"Walk this way"
"This is a magic place."
How about...oh, I don't know...
"We're really bored waiting for dad to get back from hunting"
"I wish I had some water"
"Big Buck Loves Blue Flower"
"Your Mother eats Lizard feet."
Why do we, as observers of the past, feel a need to imbue some sort of Lost, Mystical meaning to everything people did long ago?
I'm guessing most of what they did was survive, and sometimes they picked up a rock and scribbled something on another rock. The interesting drawing for me is the spiral, as that shape is found in ancient art all over the world.
It's also THE intrinsic shape of the universe, found in everything from DNA to galaxies.
I'm thinking that in this case, it was a cool design,fun to draw, and meant nothing more than it was a fun to draw, cool, design.
Call me a skeptic...I am.
It doesn't take anything away from the petroglyphs to think they were made for fun...in fact, it humanizes the artists.
In a thousand years, it would be very funny if someone came across this web-site and casually applied all sorts of spiritual, magical meaning to the photos here.
Why should it be any different?
It's all interesting just as exists, no need to beef it up.
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