Hi there. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.
Today I am sharing another page for Elle's language challenge at Art Journal Journey. My topic today is pictographs and petroglyphs.
Here's definitions of each that I found on the internet.
A pictograph is a pictorial symbol for a word or phrase. Pictographs were used as the earliest known form of writing, examples having been discovered in Egypt and Mesopotamia from before 3000 BC.
Cave paintings would be an example of a Pictograph.
And a petroglyph would be
a rock carving, especially a prehistoric one.
These petroglyphs were on a rock in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Petroglyph National Monument, where there are hundreds of these.
No one knows exactly what these symbols in my photo mean, but perhaps they were directions or information for ancient people traveling on well used trails.
Here's my journal page with lots of pictographs in the background. Some of them were stamps designed from petroglyphs.