The Rochester Creek petroglyphs - Part 2: Discerning the origin and mechanism of apparent old world influence

Phillip M. Leonard, David J. Eccott

In part 1 of this paper we presented evidence suggesting that Egyptian impact is present in many of the petroglyphs at the Fremont site of Rochester Creek, Utah. (500 - 700 AD). If the hypothesis is accepted, then it is necessary to attempt to determine the mechanism by which these elements, seemingly deriving from an early Old World Egyptian sphere of influence, may have reached the Fremont people. Whilst there are no obvious clues at the Rochester Creek site itself, other Fremont sites appear to offer some guidance in this matter. Close correspondence between the known traits of the Fremont people and a North African people who had strong links with Egypt, suggest that these people may have been the transmitters of Egyptian religious symbolism to the Fremont. Genetic evidence is used in support.