Holy Ghost Panel, UT by RetreatsInSedona.com on Flickr: “Considered one of the finest examples of prehistoric rock art in the world, the Holy Ghost Panel depicts a large masked figure surrounded by four attendants. Three figures stand in the background, one playing a flute. The three dimensional perspective is extraordinary.”
A new study has revealed that most prehistoric art was probably done by women, because the majority (75%) of handprints found in caves (like this one at Pech Merle, France) have proven to be made by females by digitally measuring the difference in length of the fingers. The ring & index fingers of women are about the same length, whereas the ring fingers of men tend to be longer. Photo by Jean Vertut.
Owl - Fremont people A.D. 600-1300. Site is on BLM land in Kane Creek Canyon near Moab, Grand Co., Utah. Edward Abbey apparently stumbled upon this figure and mentioned it in one of his journals. An entry published in "Confessions of a Barbarian" says: "Found a beautiful petroglyph of an owl near the mouth of Kane Creek Canyon. Must show it to Rebecca."
Spain officially homes to world’s oldest cave art. An analysis of a red disk painted on a wall in El Castillo cave in northern Spain has dated the work back 40,800 years, making it the world’s oldest cave art.
#Fremont #culture is recognized in Utah from about #AD 500 until the great drought around 1300. The prominent #culture of the Green River basin and some adjacent areas is Fremont culture http://wp.me/4mjkx