Petroglyphs in Canyon de Chelly
The photographs of the four sets of petroglyphs
shown in the montage above
were taken during a jeep tour of Canyon de Chelly.
- In the first set is
clearly seen a deer, a long zig-zag line, and a circle within a circle.
The other markings seen are actially parts of antelope figures which have
been painted on the rock, as opposed to chipped into the stone.
- In the second set are seen a reclining kokopelli figure, still playing
his flute, a stick figure and many handprints, some positive and some
negative (the area around the hand print is chipped out).
- The third set is comprised of 2 large animals, probably deer, a painted
rainbow and, less apparent above the rainbow, are 3 shaman figures, also
- In the fourth set is seen a large group of mounted horsemen. The central
figure has a long black robe on which there is a cross (which can't be seen
here). This is a more recent image which is believed to document the
passage of a Spanish priest and his cortege.
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