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The earliest rock art engraving of an American mammoth?
Stone Pages ^ | http://www.stonepages.com/news/archives/004237.html | Edited from NatGeo News Watch

Posted on 02/21/2011 9:30:31 AM PST by SunkenCiv

On a cliff overlooking the floodplain of the San Juan River (Utah, USA), rock art specialists Ekkehart Malotki and Henry Wallace have examined several highly stylized images carved into the rock face including what they believe to be the first example of prehistoric Native American rock art to show a mammoth. While such images are common in the caves of Europe, they are surprisingly unknown in the New World.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ekkehartmalotki; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth; mammoths

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1 posted on 02/21/2011 9:30:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

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2 posted on 02/21/2011 9:34:22 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 762 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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3 posted on 02/21/2011 9:38:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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4 posted on 02/21/2011 9:41:33 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SunkenCiv

You’d think those scientists have never heard of a digital camera. There are many notices of really great finds, but rarely any photographs with the article. How come?


5 posted on 02/21/2011 9:43:16 AM PST by GingisK
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah, JPB! The photo!


6 posted on 02/21/2011 9:44:30 AM PST by GingisK
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To: JoeProBono

Just lovely.


7 posted on 02/21/2011 9:45:30 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: SunkenCiv

The caves in Europe are paintings. These are carvings, along the Colorado.

Apart from that... Many of the carvings (such as the nearby Newspaper Rock) are known as petroglyphs, and contain a mix of ancient and historical graffiti. The well known Mastodon carving may well be a circus elephant, as Barnums circus did make an appearance in the area in the 19th century. Some of the pictographs, however, in thankfully more remote areas may well be tens of thousands years old. The whole area is an explorers paradise having really only been opened up in the last 40 years because of the uranium boom. Utah maintains an extensive network of high clearance graded dirt roads that can be explored for hundreds of miles through spectacular scenery and humbling solitude.


8 posted on 02/21/2011 9:46:43 AM PST by Freedom4US
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2677363/posts?page=4#4


9 posted on 02/21/2011 9:47:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: GingisK

In the image above, tracings highlight the mammoth in purple, and another animal in blue identified by the researchers as possibly a bison. Tracing by Ken Gary courtesy of Ekkehart Malotki.


10 posted on 02/21/2011 9:48:33 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks more like a buffalo.

Or a big bug with a tail.

Or a rabbit with issues.


11 posted on 02/21/2011 9:50:21 AM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: SunkenCiv
I really enjoy posts related to such finds. It seems wierd that we've lived on this planet for so long and are still discovering ancient artifacts. It is a true Spice of Life.

Thanks for the post.

12 posted on 02/21/2011 9:50:58 AM PST by GingisK
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My apologies to all, I managed to arf up the title, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW.


13 posted on 02/21/2011 9:59:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: GingisK

This is the week for it too — I’ve been accumulating a backlog (IOW, I hadn’t got off my duff and posted them) of petroglyphs, other prehistoric art, as well as megalithic stuff. And there’s more coming in a few. :’)


14 posted on 02/21/2011 10:04:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: JoeProBono

There ya have it, a big bug with a tail eating a caterpillar.

*FrogMom mumbles that they make stuff up like the story where they found a 4” piece of bone and came up with what the dino looked like, what color he was and how he cared for his young.*


15 posted on 02/21/2011 10:07:54 AM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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16 posted on 02/21/2011 10:07:54 AM PST by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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Okay, my turn, I want to be an archeologist!

The animal that made that fossil lived while man was learning to use the atlatl. It was tones of brown and tan to blend into the brush. The female of the species clubbed the male into submission, mated with him and then ate him. It also ate children and small animals and terrified the native population. It is believed that it may have been the source of the tradition of medusa, because it made viewers ill. Only one modern day specimen has been identified, so it is essentially extinct.


17 posted on 02/21/2011 10:17:51 AM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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18 posted on 02/21/2011 10:19:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: ropin71
Evil. That was evil. funny though...
19 posted on 02/21/2011 10:21:08 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 762 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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To: ropin71
Here's a reconstruction...


20 posted on 02/21/2011 10:25:07 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 762 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks more like a snail emerging from a shell to me but what do I know.


21 posted on 02/21/2011 10:38:55 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Tagging ruined a perfectly good rock face.


22 posted on 02/21/2011 11:09:07 AM PST by Razzz42
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Yeah, really, get the sandblaster.


23 posted on 02/21/2011 11:58:10 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: JoeProBono; SunkenCiv

Mommoth & bison!?

Looks much more like a banana slug & a Mormon cricket.

The one outlined in blue looks much more like a stretched out rabbit, lying on its side.

Ancient text on ag pest control.


24 posted on 02/21/2011 12:27:52 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: JoeProBono

Never mind the mammoth, look at the size of the weiner dog that’s attacking it.


25 posted on 02/21/2011 12:31:32 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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26 posted on 02/21/2011 12:58:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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27 posted on 02/21/2011 1:12:17 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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Ewwww! Kill’em before they multi...Oh, too late.


28 posted on 02/21/2011 1:23:25 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: SunkenCiv
As the crow flies this isn't so far away from Aspen (Snowmass) where mammoth remains were found last summer. The Denver museum will be back up there this season.
29 posted on 02/21/2011 1:25:01 PM PST by colorado tanker
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