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Title"The Moving Finger Writes..."
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1950
AuthorsBadger, Ralph A.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number3
Pagination195, 239
Date PublishedMarch 1950
KeywordsAncient America – North America; Archaeology; Elephants; Mastodon; Petroglyphs; Writing System

This article describes several crudely drawn petroglyphs chiseled on rocks and walls of the Hava Supoi Canyon (Indian Reservation on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon), then concludes that “man and prehistoric animals must have lived at the same time, for man could not make a picture of an elephant or a mastodon if he had not seen one.”