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Near Tularosa in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

 
 
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 20, 2015
1. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Marker
Inscription. Three miles east of here is one of the most concentrated arrays of petroglyphs in the Southwest. Along a mile-long volcanic ridge are some 21,000 images depicting animals, humans, plants and geometric shapes making it one of very few sites with public access to so many examples of rock art. The glyphs were etched into dense basalt rock with stone tools by the Jornada Mogollon people ca. 900-1400 A.D. Sierra Blanca Peak towers above site.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 19.331′ N, 106° 4.683′ W. Marker is near Tularosa, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 54 at milepost 96.6, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tularosa NM 88352, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Rivers (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Three Rivers (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Three Rivers Petroglyphs (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 16.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Marker (on right) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 20, 2015
2. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Marker (on right)
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 20, 2015
3. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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