Ancient conversations

McDaniel, Josh
February 2010
High Country News;2/1/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p6
The article discusses the mystery and the difficulty of understanding rock art remains in the West. It mentions that the geometric shapes of Hopi rock art gives archeologists a hard time in describing and interpreting the meanings of the images. According to archeologist Carol Patterson, rock art cannot be called art but as a way of communication during the old times between the upper and the underworld and may be translated as a system of picture writing. It notes that the symbols in rock art offers important practical information to any person passing through the area. Furthermore, symbols in rock art reflect oral history including floods, migration, and battles.


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