Here are additional photos from Three Rivers Petroglyph Site from April 18, 2013.
Read the earlier post for a description of my visit and to learn a little about petroglyphs and the site. There are links in that post for further information.
In a number of cases I've photographed the petroglyph(s) at a wide enough angle that you can get a sense of place, not just a disconnected image.
If you click on a photo you will see larger versions in a "lightbox," but then you won't see the captions, apparently.
|This "abstract" design is one of my favorites. There are similar designs in several places in the site. I haven't read any theories about what it may represent, but I have a theory... see the next photo.|
|This image of what appears to be a Big Horn Sheep pierced with spears or arrows is one of the most photographed at the site according to the brochure.|
|Is this mighty hunter celebrating his catch?|
|An eagle head, bird tracks, a quadruped, and a strange device - perhaps an animal trap?|
|Are those earrings?|
|The previous head is on the backside of this group. Note here an interesting face, almost cartoon-like, and one of the site's famous cross & dots symbols.|
|A figure looking quite like a Hopi Kachina.|
|Is that a fish in the foreground? Perhaps cooking on a fire?|
Note: the hand and snake in the back left and another cross & dots in the back right.
|Another of my favorites. For a long time I thought this represented a human torso, but I'm no longer quite so sure.|
|Is that an animal attacking that person? Yikes!|
|One of the circle motifs.|
|Not sure what critter that is with an arrow stuck in him. That looks like a bear claw on the left.|
|An abstract pattern in the foreground. Those are the Godfrey Hills mid-distance left; the dark strip near the top is a volcanic basalt, I believe. In the distance is Sierra Blanca.|
|A reprise of a photo from the original post for those who may have skipped reading that. I call this the Thunderbird group because of the two images in the upper left. I also like the hand and the lizard.|
|The figure in the upper left looks like a butterfly to me and to the lower right a Bighorn Sheep.|
|Now just what kind of critter is this? The symbol on its side could represent mountains or clouds, but that face is bizarre.|
|Here is another 4-legged critter with a symbolic side and circles. Note the snake slithering down from the right.|
|Looks like a human figure dancing, a hand reaching for a spear, and a bear claw.|
|I initially thought this was a Mountain Lion leaping out at the artist due to the face and claws. Then I saw a human face rendered with that same filled-in pattern from nose to the top of the head, so I'm not so sure.|
|A lizard and various other figures.|
|A spear symbol of some sort.|
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