Monday, 16 April 2012

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Just south of Carrizozo Three Rivers is amazing, there is a guide pointing out the location of some not to be missed petroglyphs, but other than that you can wander at will among the rocks.   The only thing you need to do is, as always, be careful where you put your hands and feet as the oils from your skin damage the petroglyphs.

Across the road is a mostly unexcavated village, home to the people who created the petroglyphs.

There are over 20,000 petroglyphs at the site, here are a just a very few of them.

The purpose and meaning of the petroglyphs isn’t known, it could be anything from finding the best water holes, places to hunt, places to avoid, there are all sorts of learned and insightful explanations.
On the other hand they could just mean something as mundane as ‘don’t forget to pick up some bread and milk on your way home’ who knows?

Have fun, we are!

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