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Cochise College Library Digital Collection - Rock Art of Cochise County
  • All fields: Petroglyphs
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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Polychrome Pictographs - Mexico

    • Polychrome Pictographs - Mexico
    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • Plant Petroglyph

    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Peloncillo  Mountains Long Tailed Quadruped

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mixed Quadruped Images

    • Mixed Quadruped Images
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • Large Scale Petroglyphs

    • Large Scale Petroglyphs
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Eagles and Bears

    • Eagles and Bears
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Concentric Troughs
    • Unknown
    • 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...

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