Petroglyph Photos

At Three Rivers.

When my wife and I lived in New Mexico, I really enjoyed its history and archaeology, and became very interested in the petroglyph sites around the state. I went to several of them, and took pictures of the rock carvings there. I was expecially interested in the ones that looked like they were related to predicting the dates of the major events in the agricultural year: the equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices.

These dates would have been very important to the survival of the people in this rigorous environment. The growing season is short, so timing the plantings and harvestings was critical.

Below are links to pdf files containing the photos I took at six sites I visited from 1988 to 1990, and some observations I made at that time.

Three Rivers
Petroglyph National Monument
A Site Near Albuquerque
La Cienega
Gila Cliff Dwellings
Sego Canyon, Utah

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This file was last updated on 1/17/2010.

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