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

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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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...
    • 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

    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • Quadruped Picotgraph

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    • Pictograph; Rock art--Arizona
    • When rock art is painted onto a surface it is referred to as a pictograph. This is probably a stylized representation of a bighorn sheep. The element is done in reddish brown paint and is found on the ceiling of the low overhang in the previous...
    • Quadrupeds Pictograph

    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Small Petroglyph Boulder

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    • Petroglyphs--Mexico; Petroglyphs--Southwest, New
    • This small boulder contains a great many elements, both abstract and representational, on both sides of the rock. Ther is a similar small petroglyph boulder about 20 meters away. The boulders are located in a flat, open area at an archaeological...
    • 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.
    • Concentric Troughs

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    • Petroglyphs--Mexico; Petroglyphs--Southwest, New
    • This unusual figure is found on a horizontal surface on top of an outcrop of volcanic rock. This rock is not dense and it is easy to engrave in the surface and create very large figures. This one has a diameter of about 3 meters. There are numerous...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.

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