Black Canyon and Inscription Canyon were part of my exploration of the Mojave desert (California) lava landscape this winter. These was what I saw and some thoughts. These videos are partly visual notetaking for me. I look back at them later when researching further. I was on this journey knowing that next I would be going to see how the petroglyphs in this region differ from the Virgin Anasazi region just to the east. There is a lot of overlap where these homelands meet, so I was trying to develop a keener eye to discern between timescapes, image styles, and occupation periods.

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  1. Hi Angeline, So glad you made it to Inscription Canyon! It’s one of my favorite places in the desert. I was just there a few weeks ago. There is a dry lake bed right near there that’s the best place to be for meteor showers and laying under the stars. I often wonder if the lakes are the reason for so many petroglyphs there. I think I told you about another volcanic location on the other side of the highway called Hidden Tanks or Surprise Tanks. I believe it’s the same clan since many of the petroglyphs are very similarly styled and even look like they were done by the same hand. There are two really obscure geoglyphs there too. Let me know if you don’t know about this place already. Glad to see we’re all getting out of the house for a change! Bob

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