Lexicon

Pictograph

Pictographs are designs painted on a rock surface which convey meaning through their pictorial resemblance to physical objects. Earliest examples of pictographs include ancient or prehistoric drawings or paintings found on rock walls. Pictographs are also used in writing and graphic systems in which the characters are pictorial in appearance. 

Pictograph in Canyonlands National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient pictographs seen on the Peekaboo Trail in Canyonlands NP - These were created between AD 1000 - 1300 during the Ancestral Puebloan occupation of the surrounding Salt Creek area.