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Betsy and I have often heard others talk about petroglyphs, and when we visited the Petrified Forest National Park we were able to see some for ourselves.
The first set we saw was at Puerco Pueblo, an archeological site which was occupied between 1250 and 1400. The petroglyphs were on the side of cliffs adjoining the village, although we were unable to view one set because the trail leading to the viewing platform was closed because of swarming bees.
The picture above shows some of the ruins of the village.
The second set of petroglyphs was at Newspaper Rock, shown above in a picture that Betsy took. There are more than 650 petroglyphs on the cliff and on boulders that have tumbled from the cliff.
Because of defacement that has taken place in the past and unstable hillsides, visitors are restricted to a viewing platform at the top of the cliff. There was quite a crowd on the platform, and it was very windy, but we did manage to see a few of the images.
The light wasn’t the best for the petroglyphs on this boulder, but they are on at least two of the sides.
The lower image on this boulder reminds me of how I feel after working all day in the garden.