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New Mexico

Petroglyph National Monument

More than 17,000 ancient Indian petroglyphs are carved into the black rock remnants of five extinct volcanos.

This one site contains the world's largest accessible collection of prehistoric rock art. Petroglyphs at this site were left as long ago as 1000 B.C.; most were created by the occupants of late prehistoric pueblos circa A.D. 1300 to 1540.
These images reflect a life richly steeped in religion and ceremony, in nature as connected to the land and in mythology and healing. Dancers, priests, shamans, mythic creatures, clan symbols and a variety of animals and geometric designs all portray a way of life before the written record.

Three walking trails wind through the petroglyphs.
Three walking trails wind through the petroglyphs.



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