Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24
  1. #11
    Super Star Member 2LaneCruzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    11,661
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Tractor
    John Deere LX172

    Default Re: Petroglyphs & Pictograms

    Quote Originally Posted by ncnurseryman View Post
    I read a book a couple of years ago that discussed the black market trade in antiquities from the southwest. Supposedly one can still find ancient pots and other artifacts in some remote areas and apparently it is very common to find pottery shards everywhere in some desert areas. I don't know this for a fact just what I read.
    There are more sites than will probably ever be excavated. Back in the 50's, I attended the University of New Mexico, and took a one year course in Anthropology covering the physical and cultural aspects. I became acquainted with a lanky grad student; he took me out between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in the boonies. He could walk the desert out there and find sites that the uneducated eye would never discern. I still have a Mono that I picked up then, over 50 years ago. The Metate was waaaay too heavy to carry.
    Have Wings, Will Travel.

  2. #12
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,056
    Location
    Armstrong, BC
    Tractor
    Kioti DK35 SE HST (2011)

    Default Re: Petroglyphs & Pictograms

    Quote Originally Posted by texasjohn View Post
    great...ever figure out why the drawings were done, why some childish, some more accurate...why long torso on human body...were they rites of passage,or documentation?? of hunts, or??
    There are lots of sites with pictographs here in the Okanagan.

    My brother prospected south of here for a gold company in the mid '60's. One rancher showed him several drawings up a remote valley. My brother asked what they meant. He said "I'm not sure, but I think they say " GRAD 1753 ""

    Here's a photo of one site near here that is quite accessible, but few people, including natives I've spoken with, know about it:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Petroglyphs & Pictograms-20080316_nativestonepics-jpg  

  3. #13
    Gold Member ncnurseryman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    370
    Location
    In the Piedmont, NC
    Tractor
    John Deere 970

    Default

    Mono???

  4. #14
    Gold Member Pine Strip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    488
    Location
    Minnesota
    Tractor
    Kubota B-3000

    Default Re: Petroglyphs & Pictograms

    Quote Originally Posted by ncnurseryman View Post
    I read a book a couple of years ago that discussed the black market trade in antiquities from the southwest. Supposedly one can still find ancient pots and other artifacts in some remote areas and apparently it is very common to find pottery shards everywhere in some desert areas. I don't know this for a fact just what I read.

    A local small town Museum was looted for all of it's original Native Indian Artifacts. Investigators suspect pros and the goods went out of the Country.

  5. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,484
    Location
    Wise county Texas
    Tractor
    Kioti DK 35 now

    Default Re: Petroglyphs & Pictograms

    Actually it's "Mano" (means hand in Spanish),the stone used on the base rock (metate, or metyl [sp]) to grind food stuffs. Still used even today in the SW. and mexico
    Dennis


    "Winter 2013 a majority of the country is setting new cold records, Colorado is setting new record HIGH's"

    "If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you."

  6. #16
    Super Member crash325's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    8,015
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Tractor
    New Holland TC-45

    Default Re: Petroglyphs & Pictograms

    In this part of the world artifacts are all over the place. There is a low bluff less than 10 miles away that the Indians carved lots of holes in to catch water. I have a large rock in the yard that has a water catch cut into it. I did have to move it about a mile. About 150 yards is a site the U of A did a dig on several years ago. Broken pottery can still be found there.

    I did find a near virgin site a few years ago. Some large broken pottery, lots of small stuff, easy to see where the flint napper worked, lots of small & large spear & arrow points, most broken. Picked up a rock, I call it a polish rock, maybe used to polish arrows. Found a broken Metate nearby. All of this just laying around on top of the ground. Might find some real good things with some digging. Kind of a strange area surrounded by rocks. Work area, grave or ????
    ::"I STARTED out with nothing....I still have most of it."

    New Holland TC45 1,300+ hours - FEL - back hoe - post hole digger - Hydraulic Gannon - cement mixer - pressure washer - 1975 Dodge 500 flat bed - 1974 chevy C65 6 yard dump truck.
    All home made by me. loading forks - 2 drags - roller - Sheep's Foot - Pusher (to unload flat bed truck.) - pickle fork digger - Log splitter -

  7. #17
    Gold Member ncnurseryman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    370
    Location
    In the Piedmont, NC
    Tractor
    John Deere 970

    Default

    Pretty cool though with all those artifacts laying around. In NC you can find arrowheads bit you really have to hunt for them and then are hard too find. I have found two on our property by sheer luck but some folks have found hundreds of arrowheads in other parts of the state.

  8. #18
    Super Star Member 2LaneCruzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    11,661
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Tractor
    John Deere LX172

    Default Re: Petroglyphs & Pictograms

    Quote Originally Posted by Western View Post
    Actually it's "Mano" (means hand in Spanish),the stone used on the base rock (metate, or metyl [sp]) to grind food stuffs. Still used even today in the SW. and mexico
    In the immortal words of Dick Martin, "I didn't know that!" (Dick Martin, ca. 1968). I always thought of it phonetically, guess I never saw the word printed. Always used together, as "Mano and Metate". FWIW, that year of Anthropology, or "Anthro" as we called it, was extremely valuable to me; gave me an insight into other people and other cultures.
    Have Wings, Will Travel.

  9. #19
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,147
    Location
    Mass, Northshore, Merrimack Valley
    Tractor
    B6100DT

    Default Re: Petroglyphs & Pictograms

    Quote Originally Posted by texasjohn View Post
    great...ever figure out why the drawings were done, why some childish, some more accurate...why long torso on human body...were they rites of passage,or documentation?? of hunts, or??



    Different artists, different skill levels???

    Just a guess.



    .
    Dan C.
    B6100DT, FEL, BH

  10. #20
    Gold Member Pine Strip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    488
    Location
    Minnesota
    Tractor
    Kubota B-3000

    Default Re: Petroglyphs & Pictograms

    I built a Burm in my backyard patio with a tall quartzite boulder rock in the center of the rock display. Eventually I want to use a dremel tool to replicate some of the Petroglyphs & Pictograms from our local site. Should make a great conversation piece. " Inyan Wakan Tanka" This quote is from a Lakota creation story. Inyan means "rock", and Wakan Tanka means "the Great Mystery".

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Hoods & Fenders, Plastic & Steel, Mix & Match?
    By BluRidgDav in forum John Deere Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-16-2005, 01:01 PM
  2. DK45, R4's & Rhino 2409 & Sunshade & Grillguard
    By Quickster2 in forum Kioti Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-16-2005, 12:27 AM
  3. Snow TIRES & CHAINS & SNOW & PLOWING
    By estamas142 in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-04-2003, 11:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.