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Sears Point Petroglyphs 23
Photographer: Christopher Christie

ID: 0000 0000 1016 0892 (2016-10-10)

Copyright © 2016 Christopher L. Christie

  • date of photo  Nov 23, 2015
  • location   Sears Point, along Gila River. (Yuma County, Arizona, US)
  • notes   Zoomorphs & curved/straight geometrics can be seen on this series of panels carved into smooth, vertical cliff faces of a basalt mesa. It is unique in that it includes birds (ducks/and? and a heron). I only found one other panel with birds and they were not nearly as clear as those on this panel that was on a large boulder that had fallen from the cliff. Several cultures, Archaic, Hohokam and Patayan have used the area but most of the Sears Point petroglyphs are thought to be from the Patayan period (A.D. 700-1800). These are likely Patayan, but reminiscent of Hohokam.
  • keywords: archeology, petroglyph, rock art, native american, Patayan, Archaic
  • contributor's ID #  Sears Point petroglyphs-23-112315 7100-0735-112315
  • photo category: People - culture
    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2016 Christopher L. Christie. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact C. Christie (541) 519-5084


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