Rock Art

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Moab Area Rock Art

The Moab area abounds with rock art, stone structures such as dwellings, granaries (storage units) and kivas (ceremonial and community structures). Evidence of earlier use patterns consist of temporary camp sites, broken stone tools, pot shards and other implements. for more info

San Rafael Swell Rock Art

There is wonderful rock art along an "all" car accesible road. Many different cultures have left their presence here! For more info

Nine Mile Canyon

This canyon, now threatened with oil and gas drilling, offers a gallery of rock art comparable to the Louve in Paris. For more info.

Sego Canyon--Thompson Springs,Utah SuziQ ©2005

American Association of Rock Art Symposium

June 2007

Utah Rock Art Association of Rock Art Symposium

October 2007

Pecos Conference

August 2007
Navajo Lake State Park, New Mexico

Take Care of the Rock Art
The intriguing and plentiful structures, camps, and rock art are among the few mysteries left of an earlier time. Because these cultural sites are very fragile, when visiting them please always stay on established trails, and respect fences or guard railings. Do not climb or lean on the roofs or walls of ruins or enter cliff dwellings. In fact, it is best not to touch these ruins in any way. Particularly do not touch rock art. Oils on even the cleanest hands, over time, do irreparable damage. Making paper rubbings or tracings can also cause damage. Always camp, sleep and cook away from these sites. All remnants of prehistoric cultures including rock art, and artifacts on public and private land are protected by state and federal laws. It is never legal to 'take' any type of artifact from any site. Such safeguards are established to protect these irreplaceable resources. The BLM publishes a minimum impact guide to cultural resources which provides vital information for interpreting and protecting the remnants of these cultures.
What is Rock Art

Rock art is markings, either painted (pictographs) or engraved (petroglyphs) on the surface of rock or geoglyphs (large figures produced by either removing the surface of the ground or alignments of stone on the surface of the ground).

Rock art gives a unique understanding of the world view and culture of those who created it.

Rock Art Sites Accessible to the Public
Canyon de Chelly
Casa Grande National Monument
Casa Malpais
Deer Valley Rock Art Center
Homolovi Ruins State Park
Little Black Mountain
Lyman Lake State Park
Monument Valley
Navajo National Monument
Owl Canyon-Kaibab Paiute
Painted Rocks Petroglyph Site
Petrified Forest National Park

South Mountain Park
V-Bar-V Ranch Petroglyph Site
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wuptaki National Monument

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Blythe Intaglios
Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park
Little Petroglyph Canyon

Canyon Pintado
Carizzo Canyon
Mesa Verde

Picture Canyon
Ute Mountain Tribal Park
Vogel Canyon

Grapevine Canyon
Redrock Canyon National Conservation Area
Valley of Fire State Park

New Mexico
Bandelier National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historic Park
El Morro National Monument
El Malpais National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Three Rivers State Park

Hueco Tanks State Historical Park
Seminole Canyon State Historical Park

Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Buckhorn Wash
Cedar Mesa
Fremont Indian State Park
Grand Gulch
Horseshoe Canyon
McConkie Ranch
McKee Spring
Natural Bridges
Newspaper Rock
Nine Mile Canyon
Parowan Gap
Rochester Creek
Sand Island
San Juan River
Temple Mountain Wash
Thompson Springs
Zion National Park
Rock Art Associations

American Rock Art Research Association

Colorado Rock Art Association

Friends of Sierra Rock Art

Nevada Rock Art Foundation

Nine Mile Coalition

Rock Art Foundation

Utah Rock Art Research Association

Websites of Interest

Anasazi and Kokopelli Center for Archaeoastronomy

Global Rock Art Archive

Grand Canyon Polychrome

Grand Gulch Rock Art Research

International World Rock Art Database

National Archaeological Database

Pueblo of Sandia Petroglyph Project

Rock Art Accoustics

Rock Art of the Southwest

Rock Art Zine


World Rock Art

Southwest Explorer--Rock Art---- Visit Native America