Newspaper rock is located at the southern reaches of Canyonlands NP and is a mosaic of years of carving by the ancients. The three sets of petroglyphs in this area of Utah are all attributed to the ancient Puebloan or Anasazi peoples showing very similar designs. This is the southern most set of petroglyphs I photographed.

My photographs are not always technically correct, I tend to break the rules but I do that knowing what the rules are and having a reason to do so. My photographic images are what and how I see the world around me in my minds eye—they are who I am.

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  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 4 years ago

    Ohh my..you could stand there for some time trying to ‘read’ these images!!Exellent detail and image Bryan!! *-)

  • I did! They are amazing and very old up to 1,400 years.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    great work Bryan!!!

  • Thank you very much Charmiene

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 3 years ago

    Wow, how interesting! Chariot wheels and all :O)

  • The archeologists noted at the site that this is one of the few petroglyph sites that was used over and over dating from well before the whites to well after our arrival. Although the circle has great spiritual meaning to almost all Native Americans I believe the wheel on newspaper rock is just that a wagon wheel. The spiritual circle usually has 4 directions or colors not the 6 spokes in the carving.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

  • machka
    machkaover 3 years ago

    Awesome! Did the footprints have 6 toes?

  • I believe they are supposed to be bear tracks—but I don’t think bears have 6 toes!

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    great capture!

  • Thank you Charmlene.

    – Bryan Peterson

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