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Nampaweap Petroglyph Site Grand Canyon-Parashant Nat’l Monument, Mojave County Arizona

Mojave County Arizona Petroglyph site
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Nampaweap Petroglyph Site Grand Canyon-Parashant Nat’l Monument, Mojave County Arizona

Recorded October 2016

Nampaweap is a very large petroglyph site in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. Hundreds of individual petroglyphs cover the face of a lava flow at the head of Nampaweap canyon. The canyon is a natural coridor from the Colorado River to the Ponderosa pine forest on Mt Trumbull and the wetland around Nixon Spring.

Additional information from the NPS is here.

October 20, 2016 - No Comments!

Nampaweap Petroglyph Site Grand Canyon-Parashant Nat’l Monument, Mojave County Arizona

Nampaweap Petroglyph Site Grand Canyon-Parashant Nat’l Monument, Mojave County Arizona

Nampaweap  Petroglyph site detail

Recorded October 2016

Nampaweap is a very large petroglyph site in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. Hundreds of individual petroglyphs cover the face of a lava flow at the head of Nampaweap canyon. The canyon is a natural corridor from the Colorado River to the Ponderosa pine forest on Mt Trumbull and the wetland around Nixon Spring.

Additional information from the NPS is here.

 

October 10, 2016 - No Comments!

Unnamed Esplanade Poylchrome site

Esplanade Style Polychrome Panel, Mojave County, Arizona

model recorded October 2016

This is the type site for Esplanade style polychrome rock art. Known from only 25 sites it is some of the most enigmatic and beautiful prehistoric art in North America. There are fewer than 25 examples of Esplanade style rock art all are located in Mojave County Arizona. As such it is one of the least studied types of North American rock art. Age estimates range from archaic southwest (8,000 BCE) to pre Fremont (500 BCE).

Esplanade Polychrome Panel, Mojave CO Arizona
by Ancient Art Archive
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