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p.1 #1 · Winter solstice


Taken on alleged doomsday, at V-V National archeological site.
The glyphs were created by ancestors of Hopi people, and served as solar calendar.
On a moment of solstice, sun passes exactly between rocks. The geometry is much better expressed when the observer stands closer and lower - at a spot that is currently fenced out.

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2. That's a sample of glyphs, with (most likely) cranes or herons, and coyotes






3. And this picture gives an idea how popular the site is - just few miles from I-17, with volunteers giving presentation to the fascinated crowd.






Thanks for looking. C&C welcome.



Dec 30, 2012 at 06:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · Winter solstice


Hey Sasha,

What a very cool place. I like those petroglyphs. Nice work on #1, that is a very creative shot with the sun in this.

Jim



Dec 31, 2012 at 08:00 AM
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p.1 #3 · Winter solstice


Very cool, I really like the first one.

Rob



Dec 31, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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p.1 #4 · Winter solstice


A very cool place to be. No. 2 pops out nicely.


Dec 31, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #5 · Winter solstice


Jim, Rob and AMaji, thanks for the comments!
The place is very cool indeed.
I planned to take a picture of a solstice there for a couple of years already, and decided that doomsday is a perfect timing for that.



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p.1 #6 · Winter solstice


Alatoo- Glad the prediction didn't pan out . I would have missed these fine images.
Not sure what V-V means, but it sure has some good examples of early SW rock carvings.
Thanks for sharing them.
Charlie



Jan 03, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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p.1 #7 · Winter solstice


Charlie, thanks!
That's the site.
I guess they call it V-bar-V, where "bar" sounds redundant to me



Jan 03, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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p.1 #8 · Winter solstice


alatoo60 wrote:
Charlie, thanks!
That's the site.
I guess they call it V-bar-V, where "bar" sounds redundant to me


Thanks for the link.
Dang it- I lived in the old mining town of Jerome some years ago and my explorations took me to Montezuma's Castle and Montezuma's Well- but I never heard of this site, and missed it. Pooh.
Charlie



Jan 03, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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p.1 #9 · Winter solstice


Charlie, I think this site became open to the public only in 1994, it is not widely publicized, and I would not know about it if not for my friend who is into b/w film photography and shared the location with me. So I went... and went again. I am gradually getting more and more fascinated with the ancient glyphs.


Jan 08, 2013 at 09:34 PM





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