The Gabriolan

Gabriola Petroglyph. Source: The

Another blog linked to me the other day: The Gabriolan. This is a lovely blog, whose mysterious author has a great eye for the quirky and beautiful things about that Island. I especially like the various pictures of unusual things found in the woods, like antlers on trees. On my quick browse through the site I noted the excellent photograph of a Gabriola Island petroglyph which I am posting above. This is not a petroglyph I am familiar with though I don’t have my books in front of me.  I’ll look it up.  With its double-rendered eyes and protruding ears, it may be Mouse-Woman.  But anyway, anonymous Gabriolan, thanks for the link, and look after those petroglyphs.

3 responses to “The Gabriolan

  1. Hello, Northwest Coast Archaeology! I love your blog and am pleased that you found something of interest on mine.

    Please let us know if you learn more about the petroglyph in the photograph here. (Or, um, any other Gabriola petroglyphs.)

    And, hmm, I’ll try to post more petroglyph photos. (One is scheduled to be posted on my blog within the next week.) I’ve got some more on my computer, but haven’t sorted through and organized them yet.

    Your blog is one of the most fascinating ones I’ve found. I’ll be back to read more!


  2. Hi Gabriolan, thanks for your kind words. OK , so we’ll form an informal league of bloggish petroglyph appreciation. When I get a chance I’ll see if I can find out anything about the ‘glyph you posted — it’s possible it’s not one “known to science” of course. I don’t thin it’s in the Bentley Book, for example but will doublcheck


  3. …”league of bloggish petroglyph appreciation” – sounds wonderful. I’m in!

    I’ll look forward to any comments you can provide on petroglyphs. I’ve got another petroglyph photo scheduled to post on Wednesday. Maybe you’ll know something about that one.

    I’m fascinated by the topic, but unfortunately rather ignorant about it.


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