Antique Native American Indian

PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico

PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico

PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico
PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico. One of the more intriguing piece of rock art yet acquired. In the 1800s a rancher riding about 6 miles north of Tularosa, New Mexico. Noticed many images carved into rocks along the narrow trail he was switch-backing on. This loose rock slab is from that early trip into the region. The artifact was stored in an outback building until the 1980s when this site acquired it and many other stone artifacts.

The relatively thick rock slab evidently was part of a larger panel of images. This listed artifact has several images across its face. A thunderbird, a human-figure, an antelope and several other forms/symbols. The rarity of this particular piece of rock art is due to the multitude / variety of images carved onto a very dense, thick slab. Interestingly, just north of the vicinity where this slab apparently came from is an area of New Mexico that has thousands of rock art images on boulders and along cliff faces.

Scientists suspect that the petroglyphs there are the product of the Jornada Mogollon people who inhabited the area between 1000 and 1400 AD. Chinks, dings, cuts, soil/perhaps fire discoloration are evident along the. Listed stones face and sides. The item "PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico" is in sale since Saturday, August 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "saltrento" and is located in Erie, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.
  • Color: Brown
  • Maker: Prehistoric indigenous people of N. New Mexico
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Material: Stone

PETROGLYPH SLAB, HEAVY, Thunderbird Image, Otero County, Northern New Mexico