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This is the petroglyph we based our Walden Effect T-shirt on.

Petroglyphs are rock carvings found all around the world dating back as far as 12 thousand years.

This one seemed to be trying to transmit some sort of message which I'm still trying to decipher.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Mounds and ants. That is how I decipher it. ;)
Comment by Maggie Mon Jul 12 19:49:25 2010
Where was this one found?
Comment by Heather Tue Jul 13 11:34:46 2010

Maggie --- that's what I like about petroglyphs. There are so many ways to interpret what you see.

Heather --- I've been hunting all over the internet trying to track it down ever since we decided to use it, with no luck. Mark stumbled across it on a conspiracy theory site, where they didn't list the provenance. Very mysterious. :-)

Comment by anna Tue Jul 13 14:03:50 2010
The spiky haired mini-skirted manager of the first McDonalds welcomes you. Filet O Fish, anyone?
Comment by Kelly Tue Jul 13 14:51:49 2010
That's definitely the best explanation I've seen yet, Kelly!
Comment by anna Tue Jul 13 14:57:15 2010
This reminded me of that little known rock of petroglyphs I sent you a link to a while back near Nantahala!
Comment by Titus Tue Jul 13 15:22:09 2010
Those are high on my list, especially since they're almost on my way to my father's house. Since they're so close to Cherokee, though, I can see us taking a day trip and exploring the living history area there too.
Comment by anna Tue Jul 13 17:00:06 2010

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