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Cochise College Library Digital Collection - Rock Art of Cochise County
  • All fields: Petroglyphs
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    • Apache Ring Petroglyphs

    • Apache Ring Petroglyphs
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Large Scale Petroglyphs

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Great Horned Owl

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Cienaga Phase Panels

    • Cienaga Phase Panels
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Peloncillo Mountains Long Tailed Quadruped
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Weathered Rock Panel Anthropomorph

    • Weathered Rock Panel Anthropomorph
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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,...
    • Mimbres Style Petroglyphs

    • Mimbres Style Petroglyphs
    • Unknown
    • 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...

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