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

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    • 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...
    • Eagles and Bears

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    • Petroglyphs--Mexico; Petroglyphs--Southwest, New
    • Bear claw and stylized bird petroglyphs are found on this vertical surface, not far from the small boulders pictured in Item 36. A habitation area was found on top of the outcrop where these petroglyphs were found.
    • Peloncillo  Mountains Long Tailed Quadruped

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • Petroglyphs of long tailed quadupeds were common to the Mogollon culture. The Native American culture known as the Mogollon lived in the southwest from approximately AD 150 until sometime between AD 1300 and AD 1400.This petroglyph was found on the...
    • 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.
    • Polychrome Pictographs - Mexico

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    • Petroglyphs--Mexico, Petroglyphs--Southwest, New
    • These intricate pictographs are located in an overhang near Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico. The general impression of the site if that it was used for female riturals. The culture is unknown. The image was taken by Dan Frey.
    • Cienaga Phase Panels

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • These panels of petroglyphs are dated from the Cienaga period (800BCE-100CE). The image was taken by Gene Riggs. The site is found on a cliffside located in the Central San Bernadino Valley of southeastern Arizona along the Arizona/New Mexico...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Abstract Rectangular Pictographs

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Mexico
    • These white paint symetrical pictographs are found in a cave in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico. Though the two locations are far apart, there is a stylistic similarity to the rectangular shapes in Item 34. The culture is unknown.
    • 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.
    • Petroglyphs on Boulder with Spring foliage

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This boulder with petroglyphs is located in the Central San Bernadino Valley of southeastern Arizona along the Arizona/New Mexico border between the Pedragosa Mountains and the Peloncillo Mountains. The image was taken by Gene Riggs.
    • Plant Petroglyph

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This boulder with petroglyphs is located in the Central San Bernadino Valley of southeastern Arizona along the Arizona/New Mexico border between the Pedragosa Mountains and the Peloncillo Mountains. The image was taken by Gene Riggs. The plant...
    • 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.
    • Concentric Trough Closeup

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    • Petroglyphs--Mexico; Petroglyphs--Southwest, New
    • This closeup of Item 38 shows a raised area that prevents the inner trough from being a complete circle. This same feature is found in many of the hundreds of such figures found around this unique group of archaeological sites.
    • Great Horned Owl

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This is a petroglyph of a great horned owl. The horned owl was known as the helper of the "Guardian of the Valley." The image was taken by Gene Riggs. The petroglyph is located in the Central San Bernadino Valley located along the Arizona/New...

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