Ancient rock art sites and ancient effigy mounds, there is a similarity between them. While preparing for a recent presentation at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, I considered this relationship, the image of one reflective of the other in some instances. Most notably, however, is the connection to or being comprised of the Earth itself. This is a living connection that reaches out to us from the past. The Old Ones would like us to understand. I believe that. Through these sacred, ancient sites I endeavor to find my rightful place within the context of the timeless landscape of Mother Earth.