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Ancient Bloggers: More On The Petroglyphs At Saguaro National Park West

Petroglyphs at Signal Hill, Saguaro National Park West, Tucson, AZ

I'm fascinated by these petroglyphs.  So much so, in fact, that you may be getting bored with them if you're a long time reader of my blog.  (This is the fourth or fifth post in the last month centered around these ancient drawings in stone.)

The Active Rain Real Estate Network facilitates communication between business people across North America.  In a short span of time, we communicate across vast geographical divides, often more than 1,000 miles.

This rock represents just the opposite.  In a limited geographical location, it communicates across aeons of time, perhaps more than 1,000 years.

There's something in the human soul that wants to communicate with others.


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Comment balloon 20 commentsMike Jones • October 15 2009 11:01AM



What is fascinating to me - in addition to the fact that they were done - is that they have survived this long. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 11 years ago

Mike-They are incrediblly fascinating and simply amazing.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 11 years ago



Don't worry we won't get bored until the pictures do.


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 11 years ago

Oh man Mike, Look at that gigantic rock and puffy clouds, I still pick up cool rocks and put them in my pocket. I was viewing a show on PBS about a species of cacti and how they store water to provide life for all the other wildlife. I'm just guessing it was those same kind of of cacti??

Posted by Cynthia Bartch over 11 years ago

I see you peeking out of the desert!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch over 11 years ago

The rock actually looks like a whale.  Amazing to see those primitive drawings.  Actually, not.  That's how I draw!

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 11 years ago

Mike - I wonder what the drawing says? Great photo and I like your new avatar.

Posted by Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources. (Top Agent Plus) over 11 years ago

It really stimulates the mind!  It is just amazing to think how old they are and who the artist was and what their intention was...I love these posts!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 11 years ago

Wish I could read the etchings, they would probably make a great story.  Great pic thanks for sharing

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 11 years ago

My gosh.  What excitement.  I do believe, however, that these creations date back to as much as 1000 years BC. 

These are indeed a classic. 



Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago


...and they're still here.  Thanks for commenting.


You're welcome!  Come again.


That's exactly how I feel about them.


Thanks!  The national park sign says no one really knows.  I like to think it says "Gone hunting.  Back soon."


That would have been cacti from our "neck of the woods."  or Saguaro...


Thanks for stopping by.


Amen to that!


I agree.  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

It is amazing that they have survived this long. It is fascinating. Thanks for the look back in time.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

Mike, rock art has always been a facination of mine also.  I wonder if they were bloggers or taggers?LOL

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 11 years ago

OK, I am convinced. I am definitely going to plan some trips to enjoy Tucson this winter. I loovveee Phoenix and the White mountains but will start expanding my horizons. I did go to Kartchner Caverns and Bisbee this year. Arizona is so beautiful. And, by the way, your pictures prove it.

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Neat post! Growing up in Texas I have seen many petroglyphs first hand. I was always amazed at how old they are and wondered who put them on the rocks?? I thought I would have been an archaeologist or marine biologist, but somehow I am a Realtor instead?!? Thanks for the great shot!

Betina Foreman Austin Realtor

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Mike - Nice comparison in ancient vs. current communication techniques to go with another great photo. Love your new profile photo, too! TGIF!!!!

Posted by Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States (Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas) over 11 years ago

Hmmm. You're right. We do like to communicate. 

Posted by Karen Luke, Henry County Real Estate (South Metro Property Management, LLC) over 11 years ago

Mike, They amaze me as well.  I wonder who did them and what they mean....they must have so much meaning or tell a story.  And they left wonders behind.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 11 years ago

OK, now Mike has one more fan- me. Amazing pictures! What a job!

Every post of yours- little story with amazing pictures. Thank you, Mike!

Posted by Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931 (SIB Realty) over 11 years ago


Thanks for being a fan!  See you on your blog.


Pretty cool, aren't they?

Karen L,

Yes we do.  :)

Karen C,

Sounds like you had a rough week.


What we love, and what we do for a living don't always coincide.  Active Rain brings the two together, though.


You'll be glad you did!

Tony & Darcy,

Don't know...  Come visit soon.

Terry & Bonnie,

You're welcome; see you soon.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

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