Topock Maze Geoglyphs - Topock, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck
N 34° 42.821 W 114° 29.947
11S E 729027 N 3844139
Quick Description: This unbelievable maze in the Aha Makav Valley is part of the spiritual portal to the next life designed by the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. Access via dirt road off Park Moabi Road near Needles, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2008 9:52:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM4Z8K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TrailGators
Views: 26

Long Description:
The plaque is weathered and difficult to read. An excerpt is:
"Here, upon this land where you now stand, is the Topock Maze; indeed, a cultural site of much importance to the tribe. To this site the AhaMakav warriors returning home from battle first paused for purification before continuing home."
"Not a true maze, this site is a series of windrows carefully placed in an extensive geometric pattern. Today, the site covers about 10 acres. Evidence suggests that it may have originally been only one section in a group of nearby earth images and features. Sadly, important parts of the complex were destroyed by the construction of the highway. But whether or not the geoglyphs in this vicinity were associated with one another, this was clearly an area of symbolic and ritual significance."

Links for more information:
California Chronicle article (visit link)
Old Drawings of the area "Mystic Maze of the Mojave Indians" (visit link) and (visit link)
Google Earth Satellite Imagery (visit link)
Type: Burial Mounds

How did you find this "Ancient Evidence": Geocaching

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