Petroglyphs and Pictographs- Snake Gulch Has Both


On a hike last week into remote Northern Arizona, we encountered petroglyphs and pictographs. Both are Indian rock art, produced by Native Americans hundreds of years ago. A petroglyph is an image carved, incised or scratched into stone. A pictograph is a painting on stone using natural pigments. 

 

Entering Snake Gulch practicing social distancing. There were no others there as we expected.

 

Petroglyph

 

Petroglyph

 

Pictograph

 

Pictographs are usually found in caves or alcoves that offer protection from the elements of sunshine, wind-blown sand and precipitation.

 

Pictograph

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3 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing! There’s so much of that ancient art form in Arizona.

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  2. These petroglyphs are remarkable, and you were lucky to spot them and be able to photograph them. Thanks for sharing.

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