Petroglyphs at Albuquerque, New Mexico
Daruma in the Shadow of Basalt

I visited my sister in Albuguerque, New Mexico. There, with the small throng of relatives and inlaws (outlaws... hehehe) we viewed the petroglyphs. As is sometimes surprising I found the bushy eyebrowed image of Daruma in the shadow patterns on a basalt bolder.

Dennis Holmes "Chibi"

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In archaeology, rock art is human-made markings placed on natural stone; it is also largely synonymous with parietal art. A global phenomenon, rock art is found in many different regions of the world, having been produced in many different contexts throughout human history, although the majority of rock art that has been ethnographically recorded has been produced as a part of ritual. Such artworks are often divided into three forms: petroglyphs which are carved into the rock surface, pictographs which are painted onto the surface, and earth figures engraved into the ground.

The oldest known rock art dates from the Upper Palaeolithic period, having been found in Europe, Australasia and Africa. Archaeologists studying these artworks believe that they likely had magico-religious significance.

Petroglyph attributed to Classic Vernal Style,
Fremont archaeological culture, eastern Utah, USA.

The archaeological sub-discipline of rock art studies first developed in the late-19th century among Francophone scholars studying the Upper Palaeolithic rock art found in the cave systems of Western Europe. Rock art also continues to be of importance to indigenous peoples in various parts of the world, who view them as both sacred items and significant components of their cultural patrimony.Such archaeological sites are also significant sources of cultural tourism, and have been utilised in popular culture for their aesthetic qualities.
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on stones
the rain polishes marks
of the past

The Karelian petroglyphs – the outstanding monuments which are world-renowned, which value it is comparable to such monuments, as Kizhi and "Kalevala" runes.

- Shared by Gennady Nov -
Haiku Culture Magazine, 2013


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