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Photoblog of Maui, Hawaii

6/12/07

Petrogylphs



I went hiking last weekend with my daughter in the Maui outback, and I photographed lots of petroglyphs. The first one looks like a sailing vessel to me. Could they have been carved by some of the early Polynesian explorers who traveled to Maui?

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6 Comments:

Blogger GMG said...

Nice pictures. Petroglyphs are always a bit intriguing; sometimes they look much more recent than they actually are... I had my share of the experience in Easter Island!

June 13, 2007  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting photographs.

I don't know about the first one but the circles remind me of an abstract tornado.

The second one is a man on the right and a bird of some kind on the left. It is the only thing I can think of with three toes. Probably not that though.

Abraham Lincoln
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June 13, 2007  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Wonderful shots. I sure wonder who made these and the story behind all the figures. Do you have any idea how old these are?

June 13, 2007  
Blogger Karola&Pamp said...

That really interesting. It has to be great watching so old petroglyphs. Have you any idea how old they could be?

June 13, 2007  
Blogger Wendy said...

Where in Maui are those? I thought most of the (known) petrogyphs in Hawaii were on Lanai..?

June 14, 2007  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

Wendy: they are in the Olowalu area...back up in the cliffs.

Photowannabe, Karola & Pamp: I just have read they're very old!

June 14, 2007  

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