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The Parowan Gap: Nature's Perfect Observatory, V. Garth Norman
2007, Revised edition, Cedar Fort, Inc., paper
210 pages, 24 b/w photos, 113 figures, 18 maps, 6" x 9"

Parowan Gap in Southwestern Utah is perhaps the most concentrated collection of ancient Native American petroglyphs in the west, with over 90 panels and 1500 figures. It is heavily visited and world famous for its many intriguing petroglyphs that until now have been an unsolved mystery. In 1993, noted archaeologist Garth Norman began the Parowan Gap Archaeology Project. His earth-shaking discoveries have challenged previously held ideas about the Fremont culture and way of life. Norman's breakthrough of how to read the code of the Gap rock art has enabled him to prove that the Fremont culture was far more sophisticated than was previously known and had distant trade contacts as far away as Mesoamerica. Among his most exciting discoveries is the sacred Mesoamerican calendar with in a Fremont lunar-solar calendar. Norman also discovered a massive world-class temple center and calendar observatory - and more! The book with its fascinating, cutting-edge study of the Parowan Gap is invaluable for anyone interested in North American archaeology.

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