Barrier Style Pictographs – Hanksville Region, Utah

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These pictographs are unknown to the general public and it is my policy not to disclose location information of these sacred and sensitive sites. I feel it is important to share the beauty though, so people can see what some of these sites look like. Please do not ask me for location information because I will not tell you. These pictographs are believed to be around 5,000-8,000 years old and were left by the Western Archaic hunters & gatherers whom predate ancient Puebloan (Anasazi) peoples.

The Hitch Hiker

The Hitch Hiker
Here is another rock art panel, a pictograph made in Barrier Canyon style and left by ancient Western Archaic Indians that inhabited that Canyonlands region of Southeastern Utah 1,000-6,000 B.C. I just returned from a 10 day trip venturing to different petroglyph/pictograph sites and photographing them. So look forward to some incredible images being posted here on Desert Dream. This site specific is located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Please don’t ask me for the location. It is not known to the general public. It’s the only way to protect the site from reckless vandals who need to be taken out and shot.

The Intestine Man

The Intestine Man
Intestine Man Pictograph near Moab, Utah. This is one of the oldest rock art panels in the state known as the Barrier Canyon style of pictography. Other similar sites are found in the Canyonlands and Grand Canyon regions of the Southwest. These sites were left by a hunting and gathering culture referred to as the Western Archaic peoples.

Traveling Spirits

Traveling Spirits
This is an ancient pictograph site west of Cedar City, known mostly by the locals in Iron County. My personal belief is that these images were left by the ancient ancestors of the modern day Pueblo Indians, which now reside in New Mexico and Arizona.