Hieroglyphic Canyon
 

Sometime between A.D. 900 and 1100, the Hohokam used Hieroglyphic Canyon in the Superstition Mts. as a base camp for hunting and gathering. They pecked images of deer, bighorn sheep, people, abstractions and geometric patterns all over the rocks. Of course, the rock art actually consists of petroglyphs, not hieroglyphics.



Bighorn sheep



I don't know what this image represents,
but I've seen the exact same thing at
other Hohokam petroglyph sites,
including the Picacho Mts.

To me it looks like some sort of Spirit.
A friend of mine thinks it's prehistoric porn.











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