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2010-06-05 03:25:15
The correct term for these works of art is "pictograph".
2009-09-20 10:44:18
Check my e-mail at least once a day unless I'm out in the mountains....and if you ever do get to the border country to see these paintings, be sure and visit the great metropolitan center of South Texas, Langtry....I'll post some photos of Langtry so you'll know what to expect...
2009-09-20 09:05:22
I did not know where the rocks paintings were located, I googled Curly Tail Panther. ;-) They look most interesting, and I would love see them one day... BTW, Patito, do you ever check the incoming mail in the email address you use for writing to Pixdaus?
2009-09-19 23:31:05
You are absolutely correct, Ms P....they are, in fact, rock paintings, not petroglyphs...though in common parlance 'petroglyph' is used to describe or refer to any kind of image made on a rock surface by ancient or pimitive peoples, the term actually describes an image made by carving or pecking into the surface.....good call ! But how in the world did you know where these things are located ? That Devil's River country is about as remote and obscure as any place in the US....visiting it gives one a whole new perspective on the terms 'hostile' and 'god-forsaken'.....
2009-09-19 15:51:53
The second cup of coffee worked, so my head just kicked into my nit-picking mode. ;-) Petroglyphs (also called rock engravings) are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, pecking, carving, or abrading. The word comes from the Greek words petros meaning "stone" and glyphein meaning "to carve". Since the the Curly Tail Panther rock art on the Devil's River does do not appear to be carved, the correct term would be rock paintings.