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Writing-on-Stone in Autumn

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Alyce Taylor

Joined December 2008

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
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Featured in Volcanoes, Earth’s Geology and Atmosphere on June 28th, 2012.
Featured in Great Plains of North America on June 10th, 2012.
Featured in The Great Outdoors on April 23rd, 2012.
Featured in Rural Around the Globe on April 15th, 2012.
Featured in The Fabulous Prairies on April 11th, 2012.
Featured in Artists Universe on April 7th, 2012.
A view of the sandstone rocks at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in Autumn.
Canon EOS 50D
Focal length:17 mm
Exposure:1/125 at f/11
ISO 100
No post-processing


Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (Áísínai’pi) in Alberta, Canada is a landscape sacred to the Blackfoot people. The site is 32 km (20 mi) east of the town of Milk River. An archaeological preserve within the Park protects the largest concentration of rock art on the North American plains. The artists are thought to be the Blackfoot people who settled this area for at least 3,500 years. There is speculation some of the rock art may be up to 6,000 years old.
Covering the sheer sandstone cliffs of the area along the Milk River are petroglyph carvings, paintings and pictographs which include vivid depictions of hunting and spiritual vision quests. But by far the most common are scenes of warriors and battles. Some speculate these were meant as warnings to neighbouring enemies to stay away. Guided interpretive walks and tours are available from mid-May until Labour Day. Interpretive programs are scheduled regularly.

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