I want to do another deep dive into our ancient geoglyphs, once such geoglyph being that of The Blyth Intaglios. They are a group of gigantic figures etched deep into the ground near Blyth, California. It is said that the reason for this geoglyph is unknown but that it was created by humans.

North America contains the only known desert intaglios located in the Colorado Desert, located along the Colorado River. As mentioned in an earlier post about geoglyphs, the best view of the intaglois is by air.

The largest human figure of the group of intaglios, is a human figure that is about 171 feet. There are two more human figures; there are two four-legged animals and a spiral, although it is reported there are two spirals.

The Blyth Geoglyphs were created by scraping away layers of the darker rocks to reveal a stratum of lighter-valued soil. The darker rocks that were removed outline the figures and the soil was stamped down making it difficult for plants to grow in the lines.

Throughout the deserts of southeastern California there are many gravel pictographs depicting mountain lions, birds, snakes and unidentified zoomorphic and geometric shapes. These were not observed until the 1930’s. The human geoglyphys are the only ones located near the Colorado River. It is thought that yet again all of the geoglyphs are ceremonial in nature.

Intaglios that were similar to the Blyth intaglios.were found nearby in Arizona, across the river from Ripley, California. They are known as the Ripley Group.

Now many archeologists and researchers have tried to disprove the theories that these geoglyphs are ceremonial in nature. One theory involved native Americans who used these sited to ward off evil spirits.

All over the world we can find these geoglyphs and the likeness of the nature of all of theses, in my opinion, is too coincidental. How is it that all over the world these figures represent the same animals and figures and no one can find a connection between them all? Each one is being discovered and analyzed separately instead of all together and what they truly mean?

Of coarse, this is my question and I’m sure you have your own. Why don’t you share them with us?

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Author: Pameladlockwood

I am an aspiring author. I love to work in my woodshed. I learned how to run a lathe which is my tool of choice for making lamps and bottles. I also love to dram and paint. Creating is my passion. I am a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 3. I have recently been diagnosed with a rare nerve condition called CRPS. It has been a hard road for me but through this site and creating I hope to find some solace. I am a firefight 2. I have been an applied therapy assistant for autistic children. I have a degree in two years of accounting and have received my certificate in Medical Transcription. I love to learn and grow as a person.

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