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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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Chiricahua Mountains long tailed quadruped

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph was found in a canyon on the eastern slopes of the Chiricahua Mountains on the Arizona/New Mexico border. This example of petroglyph is representative of the Mogollon tradition. The Native American culture known as the Mogollon...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Guardian of the Valley

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph is called the "Guardian of the Valley" referring to the man shaped figure on the right of the petroglyph. The image was taken by Gene Riggs. The petroglyph is located in the Central San Bernadino Valley located along the Arizona/New...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Hohokam Style Anthropomorph

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This rock art 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 central...
    • 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,...

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