The writer... hasn't studied geology and is talking out of his hat when he talks about geologic columns and so forth.
As to the evidence, I also study petroglyphs (and as an anthropologist am a tiny bit more informed about what they are.) Here's a nice page about
the tour and what's actually in the canyon:
(in fact, two days ago I was out at Inscription Canyon, taking photos of the petroglyphs there for a research project that I'm doing on image
processing and petroglyphs and pictographs... Inscription Canyon's about 30 miles on the other side of the dry lake from Maturango. A very deadly
place if you don't know how to do research out there)
Is that thing a dinosaur? No. And an unqualified "no" at that. These are things seen in dream visions
Here's an example of the images at Painted Rock before they were vandalized (this is another site I'm quite familiar with and have visited twice for
my research. LOVE this place!) There's no dinosaurs here and there's no demons, though there is an image of what appears to be a shaman
transforming into Swordfish (one of their deities/helpers) and a number of designs that indicate datura is being used to induce the dreams.
They are also pictures of the shaman's helpers and the shapes that the shamans transform into in the DreamSpace (to make up a term that might be
The writer of the page apparently hasn't done much reading on the petroglyphs themselves, for they skip over the significance of these symbols (they
were made by shamans (I'm glossing over a lot of things here; they weren't exactly shamans, but that's close enough) and issues like the patina of
the rocks and the lichen types and coverings.
Now -- while the writer of that page might not know what the symbols are, there IS a lot of anthropological research on them and "dinosaur" isn't
in any of the answers (the research comes from the tribes themselves; not from our interpretation... and yes, the Indians DO know what dinosaurs are
since they go to school like the rest of us and study ancient biology.)
I'm trying not to do a lecture on this stuff here. It's fascinating, but I don't think I can conveniently digest down 600 pages of articles and
original research and archival research libraries.
If dinosaurs existed with humans, we'd find as good evidence for this as we do for humans and mammoths and humans and cave bears and humans and
The Ica/Inca Stones are known frauds. The drawings of "dinosaurs" change as our own concept of how they look changes. The "brontosaurus" of
"Alley Oop" cartoons has been replaced by a sleeker creature with no hump on its back... and if they'd actually SEEN dinos, they'd have gotten it
right in the first place.
[edit on 18-8-2004 by Byrd]