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Chaco Canyon petroglyph may depict 1097 A.D. solar eclipse

A 900-year-old petroglyph found in Chaco Canyon in Colorado may depict a solar eclipse which took place on July 11, 1097. It turns out that nearly 1,000 years ago our ancestors were just as keen to share news about a solar eclipse, but in the absence of smartphones or computers they

Petroglyph found in Costa Rica

An ancient petroglyph dating back between 300-800 A.D. has been been found in Costa Rica. The petroglyph shows an image that experts say represents a hummingbird, a very important symbol for Costa Rica’s indigenous peoples. The bird was a symbol of fertility among local indigenous groups, they said. The rock also has two compound

Ancient petroglyphs found on Hawaiian beach

Shifting sands have revealed 17 petroglyphs on a Hawaiian beach which date back 400 years. Two visitors last month discovered large petroglyphs etched into sandstone on the Waianae Coast. At least 17 figures, believed to be created by aboriginal inhabitants of the Waianae coast, stretch over about 60 feet of beach,

Petroglyphs found in Siberia may be country’s oldest

10,000-year-old Petroglyphs found in Siberia's Altai Mountains may be the country's oldest rock are. A new expedition to the Ukok plateau, some 2,500 metres high in the Altai Mountains close to the modern-day Russian border with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan, has found evidence that a set of intriguing petroglyphs are far

British Columbia petroglyphs damaged by power workers

An ancient rock art site on Vancouver Island, titled Cedar By the Sea, has been damaged by a local power company's contracted workers. Douglas White, chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation said the damage is disrespectful of native heritage and he doesn’t understand how crews could make the mistake, since existing

500-year-old Petroglyphs found in Veracruz

Archaeologists in Mexico have found a collection of petroglyphs at the foot of the Cerro del Sombrete in Veracruz. The most distinguished petroglyph is the image of a character’s profile, his visible eye is shut, his mouth is open, he wears an earflap, a zoomorphic helmet with a conic element and

Complex panel of petroglyphs found in Mexico

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

Four petroglyphs chipped out of cliffs and stolen

At least four ancient petroglyphs have been stolen from the cliffs at the Volcanic Tableland in California. The thieves also heavily damaged some of the other glyphs at the site. Federal authorities say at least four petroglyphs have been taken from the site. A fifth was defaced with deep saw cuts