I saw pictures of what appear to be Phoenician ships in the petroglyphs at Valley of Fire. There were two of them. I saw a slab with petroglyphs of feet. One had 6 digits. The rest were from children and probably a female adult (they were smaller) with 5 digits. I saw Petroglyphs of the animals of the region (long horn sheep, centipedes, scorpions, snakes, tortoises, and humans) and many sun spirals. Here they are:
There appears to be a ship in this one:
Here is another one with a larger ship with a dragon's head. I have several shots of this one. Notice the crab? It could represent the Cancer constellation and the month of the summer solstice.
Compare the ship petroglyphs to this:
Sun spiral or fossil?
Some sort of counting. Perhaps the number of days they spent at Valley of Fire.
This one was huge. It has several foot prints in it. One has 6 digits. Other's are smaller like children's feet with 5 digits. There is either a bull or goat by the large foot as well. This can either be the Taurus or Capricorn constellation or the months of May or December.
The people that made these petroglyphs are now referred to as the Gypsum people.
I noticed in this display of what the desert was in the past (under the ocean) and saw some objects that looked very similar to the sun spiral petroglyphs. Look at the top of the bluish objects in the sand. Were these ancient people drawing the fossils they found?
Desert Varnish occurs when iron and manganese present in the rock interacts with living life forms such as algae or fungi. This is what makes the rock have a black finish on it.
Holding hands and having some fun.
Now for the most interesting find at Sloan Canyon which is about an hour south of Valley of Fire. I found what appears to be Phoenician letters.
I believe these letters stand for the Phoenician letters (bet, gaml, tet, and wau). These letters, based on some simple
comparisons to Phoenician letter meanings in Wikipedia, may be telling us the
following words: House, Camel, Wheel,
and Hook. My interpretations may be
incorrect, but I have to wonder if they are telling us that when they came here
about 4,000 years ago, they came from their home that had camels via a sea
wheel and that they used hooks because they were fishermen and travelers of the
waters. My research continues on this
subject as the story of red-haired giants in Nevada go back to the Pauite
people and seem to match up well with the hypothesis that visitors from ancient
Phoenicia came to America some 4000 years ago and probably earlier. The arrowheads per the time of these people
shown in the Valley of Fire visitor center match the arrowhead design of the
Clovis and Solutrean (European) people.
Here are a few more petroglyphs from Sloan Canyon:
I'll be writing more about these petroglyphs in time. Enjoy for now and imagine the people who travelled through this hot area 4000 years ago and that they were telling you who they were and what they saw in the desert at that time.