Can you identify the location and describe this image?
These are a few of the photos I took on the 21st March- 2015- Spring
Solstice Day , in Sedona Arizona .
The entire Solar Panel is seen better in this photo , where my friend Dick
Jones ( blue T- shirt ) is seen .
This Solar Panel is in Sedona, Arizona, where there is this big slab of
sandstone – where the ancient Hopi People have marked out very intricate
writings known as Petroglyphs , on the desert varnish of the sand stone slab
This Solar Panel is estimated to be at least a 800- 1000 yrs old .
It is located at V Bar V Heritage Site 12 miles SE of Sedona, Arizona .
The Hopi Elders- knew , like the Mayan People of Mexico how the sun moves,
and worked out the Spring,Summer, Fall and Winter Solstice long before we
had GPS, Telescopes, etc .
This was their way of knowing that there was a Higher Power that governs
the Universe, and they used this as a ‘farmers almanac ‘ of sorts .
This is how they planted the seeds of various food items , along the Verde
River Valley and elsewhere .
The decendants of those who created this Solar Panel still live in the
Hopi Reservation in Arizona, and some of them are my dear friends that I
visit every year during my winter stay in Az.
The Hopi People are ancestral relatives of the Mexican tribes of long ago
, that gradually migrated north and now they have settled in the 9
villages in the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona .
Archeological evidence suggest that there was human habitation in this area
, along the Verde River Verde Valley area as far back as 11,500 BC .
Oral History- is a very powerful tool- much more powerful than Uncle Google
However today, the details of this V Bar V Solar Panel can be viewed on
Google, and I will not repeat it here .
I visit this site every year, on the 21st March and it is very intriguing
for me to watch the Sun Dagger hit the ‘sun’ in the afternoon .
Usually, a crowd gathers, and this year, ( 2015) the author of the book ”
Sinagua Sunwatchers- Kenneth Zoll was there to explain the phenomenon and it
was a real memorable occasion for me .
This book was published in consultations with the Hopi Elders .
The Hopi Elders still come to this site for Cermonies- and during this
time, the site is closed to visitors .
Archeoastronomy is a very intriguing field to study , helps to understand
the way Ancient Cultures Lived long before Hi Tech came to conquor the world
Hope this little addendum sheds a bit more Light !!