After our visit to the Canaan Gap petroglyphs, we continued back down into Arizona again so that we could stop at a few more sites on our way to Toroweap. The next stop was to a collapsed lava tube known as Paiute Cave that contains a few very vibrant pictographs. Here are three anthropomorphs that are all painted different colors. Below them and to the left is a large painted rainbow. This was a very interesting site to visit, but difficult to photograph because of the low light and large loose boulders. A tripod was mandatory in the cave.
Archaeology: The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts.
Photography: The art or practice of taking and processing photographs.
Rock Art Trips
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