Complex panel of petroglyphs found in Mexico

Published on January 31st, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Archaeologists working at a Mexican site called  "Cantil de las animas" (Soul ledge), have unearthed a complex panel of petroglpyhs which dates back 1,000 years.

The bas-relief symbolic representations, which are attributed to ancient groups of the Aztlan culture, were located in a practically new archeological zone of the region –Nayarit’s mountainous zone of the southern high plateau–, and they cover a surface of about 4 meters (13.12 feet) long and 2 meters (6.56 feet) wide, which is facing south.

The symbolic content of the representations –detailed archaeologist Manuel Garduño Ambriz from INAH Center in Nayarit–, seems to divide the petroglyph panel composition in two parts

“In the eastern half we found designs related to fertility-fecundity: rain clouds, sectioned snail shells, and feminine vulvae; in the western half, we found cranium profiles whose front point to the east, precisely towards the sunrise.”

[Full story] Story: Art Daily | Photo: Mauricio Garduño, INAH

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