Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gold Canyon Petroglyphs

The Monday hike group took a short, rocky trip to see the petroglyphs in the Gold Canyon area of the Superstition Wilderness. Until 1994 you had to trespass across private property to gain access to this area. Now there are maintained trails and a paved parking area for visitors. Some refer to these as hieroglyphs, but I think that term is used for images used to represent numbers and letters, similar to those used by the Egyptians. The term normally applied to pictographs etched in the stone by chipping or carving is petroglyph. I know it's a small thing, but I think I'm right on this matter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good description, petroglyph is correct. Does the site have a description as to what the symbols may mean or how old they are?