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Before white man arrived to Americas and built there the civilisation as we know it now, there were flourishing in that place the precolumbian people. They had an amazing society, so different from ours, so rich in culture, traditions and beliefs that unfortunately white man did a lot to perturb and destroy instead of appreciate and conserve it.
On the dry and hot rocky mountains around Phoenix, Arizona. Precolumbian people had their way to express their artistic feelings by carving in stone theirs surroundings and daily life. Beside the artistic part, this drawings called petroglyphs had an important role in signaling certain paths in the desert, hunting places, give a delimitation to some teritories, etc.
Unfortunately nowadays man is not apreciating (once again) enough this artworks, carving over or grafitting with contemporan (and usually of a bad taste) signs the rocks that once served as important part in the precolumbian tribes.
This photo presents an ancient carved rock (as I know around year 1100-1200), in the mountains south of Phoenix.. Fortunately these rocks are not on the actual trails and one must have enough respect and admiration to crawl thru the rough terain to find them and watch them.

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