Guy Tal Photography / Celebrating the Landscape in Original Photographic Art

Mystery People
The ancient people of the Southwest were among those lost to what some historians believe was the greatest genocide in the history of humanity. Their legacy remains largely unknown and misunderstood, adding insult to injury. Despite not leaving a written account, evidence exists for a rich culture espousing a deep reverence for the natural world. Certainly there was no lack of violence and war, as well. Over the years I spent quite a bit of time with these ancient remnants, trying to imagine life in these places hundreds and thousands of years before my time. Many of these relics are left in situ in remote and improbable places, and visiting them can be an experience far more powerful than seeing them in a museum exhibit.


   
  
 


Ancient Handprint

 
   
  
 


Metate and Mano

 
   
  
 


Tightrope Walker

 
   
  
 


Curiousity

 
   
  
 


Ghostly Impressions

 
   
  
 


We Were Here

 
   
  
 


Grinding Stone

 
   
  
 


Kitchen Counter

 
   
  
 


Alcove Ceiling

 
   
  
 


Adobe Granary

 
   
  
 


Kiva Ghosts

 
   
  
 


Food Supply

 
   
  
 


Mementos

 
   
  
 


Medicine Bowl

 
   
  
 


Hunting Camp

 
   
  
 


Against The Grain

 
   
  
 


Echoes of Another Life

 
   
  
 


Sharpening Stone

 





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