Reasons for Rock Art


Seeing & Documenting what has been Overlooked

  Ray Urbaniak

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New Articles PC July August 2019
New Articles Pleistocene Coalition May-June 2019
Summer Solstice 2019
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Spring Equinox 2019
Little Girl Project   Other (a Sci Fi short story I recently wrote)
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Winter Solstice(Eagle’s Nest)
Bears Ears
Very impressive Winter Solstice Marker that Michael Lau did a great job documenting. I calculated what would happen and when and it was relayed to him. There is also a nice horizon marker which I didn’t calculate since I have never been to the site.
Winter Solstice Marker

Pleistocene Coalition Nov Dec 2018
Pages 10-13Pleistocene Coalition Sept Oct 2018
Pages 14-17
Pleistocene Coalition July August 2018
Pages 15-18Pleistoncene Coalition May June 2018
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Pleistocene Coalition March April 
pages 16-18
Pleistocene Coalition March April

Pages 19-21

Summer Solstice Sunrise



Equinox Sunrise   

 Winter Solstice Sunrise                                          

Archaeoastronomy & Archaeology
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By: Ray Urbaniak

RAY URBANIAK is an engineer by education and profession; however, he is an artist and passionate amateur archeologist at heart with many years of systematic field research on Native American rock art, especially as related to archaeoastronomy, equinoxes and solstices in Utah. He has noted that standard archaeological studies commonly record details of material culture but overlook the sometimes incredible celestial archeological evidence. Urbaniak has also played a major role in documenting and raising concerns for the accelerating vandalism, destruction and theft of Native American rock art. He has brought state representatives to rock art sites with the hope of at least placing labels as protected nearby what he calls “sacred art” sites as a deterrent to vandalism.

Ray is a contributing writer for the Pleistocene Coalition News, and has also written numerous articles published on the Manataka American Indian Council website.

Ray has written several Archaeology books and in 2016 published his first fiction novel based on actual findings.

This new web site has links to many other works, & archaeology facebook posts


Great Eagle, an Ancestral Puebloan Shaman, follows the bread crumbs(corn crumbs), to unravel the story of a Celtic visitation in the distant past. His adventures explore the history of the visitors as well as the mystery of life itself.

The story starts in the year 1257 ce.

Prehistoric Fiction, Native American, Science Fiction, Eco-fiction, 

Petroglyphs, Archaeoastronomy, Ogham, Celtic, Rock Art

See Reviews:

Manataka American Indian Council

Pleistocene Coalition Page 6


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This book delves into recent discoveries of previously unrecorded Solstice, Equinox, and Cross Quarter Markers both petroglyph and horizon markers in Southwest Utah.  Also included are the first ever general guideline for identifying Solstice and Equinox markers.


How often do you look at a calendar or in other ways confirm the date?  Well, the Anasazi’s preoccupation with the Sun should come as no surprise! Celestial event recording stone & horizon markers, including petroglyphs & pictographs, have been recognized around the world for a long time.  However, in 1977 when Anna Sofaer discovered an Anasazi “sun dagger” solstice marker at Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, interest in Native American Solstice markers in the United States skyrocketed!

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This is an unabridged version of Anasazi of SW Utah, The Dance of Light and Shadow.

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