Date(s) - 11/12/2016 - 11/13/2016
Three Rivers Petroglyph
On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13, Joan E.Price, research associate
with JRI, will lead a free guided tour and discussions beginning at 8:30
each morning at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site parking lot. There is a $5
fee for day use of the site maintained by the Bureau of Land Management.
Camping is allowed for an additional fee. Please call the hosts at Three
Rivers Petroglyph Site for camping facilities and fees. For more
information and reservations (required), please call Price at
Several petroglyph experts have noted the strong visual and thematic
relationship between Mimbres iconography on the famed prehistoric
Southwestern pottery styles and a style of petroglyphs at Three Rivers.
Tour participants will see several Mimbres style glyphs and are
encouraged to study some Mimbres style paintings before they come to
learn the two different media applications-beautiful intimate clay bowls
and rugged stone facades in the open. Price has also documented
interpretations by several Native Americans who have visited the huge
collection of images that they consider an ancestral sacred landscape.
Participants will be looking for and discussing solar animation of
images on stones and discussing ethnographic and cultural landscapes
created by prehistoric occupants. Participants will have a rare chance
to view a solar alignment of a thin shaft of light casting across a
well-made metamorphic figure that takes place at this time of the year.
Bring a broad brim hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeve shirts,
long pants, sturdy walking boots, water and light snacks/lunch. There
will be a lunch break under shade about half way through the day.