Three Rivers Petroglyphs
May 17, 2022
A return visit to Three Rivers was, if anything, even more impressive than our initial exploration on a bone-chilling
winter day in December, 2016. Here are the best of the hundreds of photos we took on this trip. We find it astonishing that there are so few repeats!
A face or mask?
A most realistic 3D face or mask.
Very stylized bird face or mask.
Various figures including a human possibly wearing some sort of headdress?
Looks like a fish on a platter. My favorite from this visit.
And hand and ... a snake?
The circle and dot motif is common at the Three Rivers site, but this one looks for all the world like a peace symbol. Was it modified?
What to make of this? It looks for all the world like a Crusader Cross!
Several animal forms, including at least two birds.
The most famous Three Rivers petroglyph, a bighorn sheep pierced by two arrows.
Another animal form, with a checkerboard pattern.
Looks like a lizard.
A duck? Or chicken?
Geometric design, hourglass-like, with a human form adjacent.
There's a lot going on in this panel. Does the very large geometric pattern represent a village or a structure? Above it, almost a wheeled vehicle, and on the lower right, the familiar circle and dot but
this time with concentric circles.
Two very realistic hands, maybe a snake, and so much more!
Human figures? And a rib cage?
Kim and I trudged across a steep and rocky slope to get a closer look at this magnificent story panel.
Kim, out standing in her field.
I was intrigued by three half circles.
Male stick figure.
The photographer photographed.