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Browsing items in: Cochise College Library Digital Collection - Rock Art of Cochise County

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    • Hohokam Style Human like Figure

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph is tradtional style Hohokam anthropomorphs or human like figures.The Hohokam culture is the name given to farming people of the American southwest between AD 200 and 1450. Their sites are found throughout the Sonoran Desert of...
    • Anthropomorph With Headdress

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph is a tradtional style Hohokam anthropomorph or human like figure with a sunburst headress. This representation may be a shaman or other individual of importance, The Hohokam culture is the name given to farming people of the...
    • Anthropomorph with Deer Antler Headdress

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph is a tradtional style Hohokam anthropomorph or human like figure with a deer antler headress. This representation may be a shaman or other individual of importance, The Hohokam culture is the name given to farming people of the...
    • Hohokam Style Horned Toad

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph is of a horned toad. Its image is recorded from the Anasazi, Hohokam, Mogollon, and Mimbres cultures. Its likeness is related to these cultures through their use of horned lizard images on pottery, petroglyphs, effigy bowls,...
    • Mimbres Style Petroglyphs

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • A petroglyph is rock art that is pecked, scratched or abraided into the rock surface. These petroglyphs depict a big horn sheep, a dragon fly and other elements characteristic of the Mimbres culture. These and other petroglyphs found on the eastern...
    • Hohokam Geometric Element

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph is a tradtional style Hohokam geometric shape.The Hohokam used a variety of images and designs in their rock art, both geometric and representational. Geometric designs include circles, spirals, crosses, meandering lines and other...
    • Quadrupeds Pictograph

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • These pictographs were found painted on the walls of a cave in the Pedregosa Mountains in Cochise County. The elements were painted in black by an unknown culture. The image was taken by Gene Riggs.
    • Mixed Pictographs

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • These pictographs were found painted on the walls of a cave in the Pedregosa Mountains in Cochise County. The elements were painted in black by an unknown culture. The image was taken by Gene Riggs.
    • Cave Anthropomorph Pictographs

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • These anthropomorphic pictographs were found painted on the walls of a cave in the Pedregosa Mountains in Cochise County. The elements were painted in black by an unknown culture. The image was taken by Gene Riggs.
    • Cave Quadupeds

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • These quadruped pictographs were found painted on the walls of a cave in the Pedregosa Mountains in Cochise County. The elements were painted in black by an unknown culture. The image was taken by Gene Riggs.
    • Mounted Apache Warrior

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • This pictograph of a mounted warrior was found in the Cave Creek area of the Chiricahua Mountains and the image was taken by Gene Riggs. Apaches arrived in the Southwest about 600 years ago. In Arizona, the Apaches formed groups located in eastern...
    • Apache Ring Petroglyphs

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • These ring petroglyphs were found in the Circle I Hills north of Willcox, Arizona. The image was taken by Gene Riggs and is believed to be an example of Apache rock art. Apaches began their rock-art traditions at a later time than other...
    • Apache Bird Pictograph

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • This pictograph of Apache origin was found in the Circle I Hills north of Willcox Arizona. Apache informants identified such petroglyphs of large bird figures as being golden eagles because of their barred tails that are over 2 meters long and have...
    • Broken Rock of Petroglyphs

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This broken rock of petroglyphs is found in the Charleston Area near an historic mining site outside Sierra Vista, Arizona.The image shows historic graffiti (created recently) appearing over the original prehistoric Hohokam rock art.
    • Mixed Quadruped Images

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • These petroglyphs and pictograph are of bighorn sheep and were found on both sides of the Chiricahua Mountains. The petoglyph at the lower left is done in the Mimbres culture style. The pictograph and petroglyph at right are done in a more...
    • Pictograph Overhang

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • When rock art is painted onto a surface it is referred to as a pictograph. This low ceiling overhang contains many pictographs. There were also a partial block wall and bedrock mortars found at the site. The culture that created these is unknown....
    • Happy Quadrupeds

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • These pictographs, done in a charcoal based paint, are located in a cave in the Pedregosa Mountains and are tentatively dated by radiocarbon analysis to AD 200-500. The creating culture is unknown. The image was taken by Gene Riggs.
    • Human with Dogs and Bow and Arrow

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • This panel of pictographs is located in the same Pedregosa Mountain cave as Item 30. The human figure has fingers and toes, and appears to be holding a dog and bow and arrow. The image was taken by Gene Riggs.
    • Abstract Pictograph

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Mexico
    • This abstract panel of pictographs is located near Naco, Sonora, Mexico on the Arizona-Mexico border. The pictograph was done in red paint by an unknown culture.
    • Large Scale Petroglyphs

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • These petroglyphs are located in the Central San Bernardino Valley in Cochise County Arizona. The culture is unknown. There is a stylistic similarity with the image shown in Item 32, especially in the rows of opposing half opals, though the...

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