Petroglyphs

Three Rivers Petroglyph site.

Three Rivers Petroglyph site.

New Mexico, USA / December 2007

Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surfaces by incising, pecking, carving, and abrading.

The images in this collection is created at the Three Rivers Petroglyph site, New Mexico. The Three Rivers Petroglyph site have over 21,000 petroglyphs created by the Jornada Mogollon people between 900 and 1400 AD. These etchings were made by chipping away at the dark outer layer of oxidized rock called the patina to reveal the lighter surface below.

Ram in sunset.

Ram in sunset.

Three Rivers, New Mexico, USA / December 2007

Three Rivers petroglyph #2.
Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyph site.