Saturday, January 7, 2012

Petroglypph - Search for Water


Posted by Picasa The main focus of this petroglyph emphasizes two things. Firstly, the zigzag with the underscore means that they have no water. Secondly the two sheep below it signify that many people are thirsty, or many people are effected. At the Fremont Indian State Park, the ancients suffered a thirty-four year drought. The deeper the etching on the wall, the more they needed to share their story. This petroglyph was deeply etched. The drought took a terrible toll on the Fremont, eventually leading to their abandonment of the site.

Find out more about the Fremont Indians at the Fremont Indian State Park web site: http://www.utah.com/stateparks/fremont.htm

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