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Cochise College Library Digital Collection - Rock Art of Cochise County
  • All fields: Petroglyphs
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    • Concentric Troughs

    • 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...
    • Small Petroglyph Boulder

    • Small Petroglyph Boulder
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Hohokam Style Anthropomorph

    • Hohokam Style Anthropomorph
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Apache Bird Pictograph

    • 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...
    • Chiricahua Mountains long tailed quadruped

    • Chiricahua Mountains long tailed quadruped
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Weathered Rock Panel Anthropomorph

    • 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...
    • Mimbres Style Quadruped

    • Mimbres Style Quadruped
    • Unknown
    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph of a quadruped is classic Mimbres style. The Mimbres culture is a subset of the larger Mogollon culture and was centered in the Mimbres Valley. Their territory encompassed the upper Gila River and parts of the upper San Francisco...
    • Mimbres Dragon Fly

    • Mimbres Dragon Fly
    • Unknown
    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph of a dragon fly is typical of the Mimbres style. The Mimbres culture is a subset of the larger Mogollon culture and was centered in the Mimbres Valley. Their territory encompassed the upper Gila River and parts of the upper San...
    • Hohokam Style Human like Figure

    • Hohokam Style Human like Figure
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Hohokam Style Horned Toad

    • Hohokam Style Horned Toad
    • Unknown
    • 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,...
    • Guardian of the Valley

    • Guardian of the Valley
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Hohokam Geometric Element

    • Hohokam Geometric Element
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Anthropomorph With Headdress

    • Anthropomorph With Headdress
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Anthropomorph with Deer Antler Headdress
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Mogollon Geometric Elements

    • Mogollon Geometric Elements
    • Unknown
    • Petroglyphs--Arizona; Petroglyphs--Southwest New; Rock art --Arizona
    • This petroglyph is a geometric shape typical of the Mogollon tradition.The Native American culture known as the Mogollon lived in the southwest from approximately AD 150 until sometime between AD 1300 and AD 1400. It was found in a canyon on the...
    • Great Horned Owl

    • Great Horned Owl
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Concentric Trough Closeup

    • Concentric Trough Closeup
    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • Broken Rock of Petroglyphs

    • Broken Rock of Petroglyphs
    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • Plant Petroglyph

    • Plant Petroglyph
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Petroglyphs on Boulder with Spring foliage

    • Petroglyphs on Boulder with Spring foliage
    • Unknown
    • 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.

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