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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Weathered Rock Panel Anthropomorph

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    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph of an anthropomorphic or human-like shape. The petroglyph 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...
    • 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...

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