Sunday, July 31, 2011

Three Rivers Petroglyphs Site

Petroglyphs are rock carvings, pictures scratched or chipped into the surface of the dark patina of rocks.  This site has more than 21,000 petroglyphs with some dating at least 1,000 years old.  At Three Rivers Petroglyphs Site these were made by a group of prehistoric Native Americans that are referred to as the Jornada Mogollon.  Yesterday, in spite of the rain, lightning and thunder, we explored part of the site.

This one is my favorite.  It is three-dimensional with the face centered on a ridge of the rock so the nose is very prominent.