Newspaper Rock by Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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“BEHIND THE NEED TO COMMUNICATE,
IS THE NEED TO SHARE.
BEHIND THE NEED TO SHARE,
IS THE NEED TO BE UNDERSTOOD"

Leo Rosten quotes

This was taken at the Petrified Forest national park Arizona. I had to zoom in really closely to even get this picture, so the qualtiy may not be great, but I thought it was really fascinating.

These petroglyphs, pecked into these rocks allow a glimpse of the life and world of the people who farmed the Puerco River Valley 650 to 2,000 years ago. More than 650 rock art designs, is the largest concentration of petroglyphs in Petrified Forest National Park, adorn the boulders that tumbled to rest below the cliffs above.

The dark coating on the rock, called desert varnish presented an inviting opportunity for creativity. Ancient artists produced many types of figures and patterns by carefully pecking the coated rock surfaces with sharpened tools to remove the desert varnish and expose the lighter rock beneath.

What do the petroglyphs mean? No one knows for sure. We know that petroglyph styles change over time, but their meaning remains a mystery. Even so, petroglyphs provide a valuable resource for studying past cultures.

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A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 3 years ago

    Excellent work!!

  • thankyou so much Vitta xx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Behind the need to be understood is the need to be loved. Love this one!

  • thankyou so very much!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

    Fascinating shot and narrative!

  • thankyou so very much Colin!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorover 3 years ago

    Wow what a great find and capture.

  • thankyou so much Terrie!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago

    lovin all you photos of Arizona………..
    It is a wonderous State.,
    Here

  • thankyou so very much!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Great find and relationship to your message!

  • thankyou so much Pamela!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 3 years ago

    FANTASTIC!
    …..MARVELLOS REPORTAGE from Arizona!
    My fav!
    DANIELA

  • thankyou so very much Daniela xxxx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • moyo
    moyoover 3 years ago

    really interesting work, charmiene.
    happy new year to you and yours.

  • thankyou so much ursa!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super capture young lady!!…Tony

  • thankyou so much Anthony!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Quality is excellent and you’re right, it is fascinating! I’ve seen petroglyphs in several countries and they’re all so interesting.

  • thankyou so very much David!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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