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Line of White Sheep

Line of White Sheep

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Concentric Head

Big Spiral Head

While I was out exploring the Paria Plateau in Arizona last weekend, I spotted this nice petroglyph panel high up on one of the sandstone buttes. The main anthropomorph with the spiral head is probably between three and four feet in height for a little scale. I like the way the lines in the sandstone lead down towards a small alcove located below.

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The Notch Panel

The Notch Panel

The Notch Panel is one of my favorite petroglyphs panels near the Utah – Arizona state line. I took this photo close to sunset so the direct golden light would help bring out the figures. The puffy clouds in the blue sky were a bonus! The maze-like design and two-headed snake are very unique and what sets this panel apart from others.

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Yellow Pair Alcove

Yellow Pair Alcove

As we hiked up and down Snake Gulch in search of pictographs, it seems that we came across a lot of anthropomorphs that were painted in pairs. This is one of the larger and better preserved sets that we found.

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Snake Gulch Big Alcove

Big Alcove

Near the point in Snake Gulch where we turned around and headed back up canyon, we came across a large alcove that had the highest concentration of pictographs we had come across all day. Many of them were still in great condition and some of the largest ones we had seen that day. This is a look up into part of the large alcove with a few of the larger anthropomorphs.

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