The Rochester Creek petroglyphs. A possible correspondence with Egyptian hieroglyphics and iconography

Phillip M. Leonard, David J. Eccott

The petroglyphs at Rochester Creek, Utah, contain certain elements that are not well accounted for simply as Amerindian Rock Art. Egyptian impact of some type seems to be present in the glyphs. The glyphs in question do not appear to be of recent origin. When the characters on the Rochester Creek panel are viewed as a result of an intrusion by a pre-Columbian Mediterranean culture with iconography the same or similar to that of ancient Egypt, it is possible to obtain a homogeneous, coherent reading. The Rochester Creek petroglyphs are designated as belonging to Fremont culture. Questions relating to the origin of Fremont people, and certain influences that helped shape their culture, are still, in part, unresolved.