Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (HMUZ7)

Location: Tularosa, NM 88352 Otero County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 20.688', W 106° 0.544'

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Inhabitants of a nearby village made the Three Rivers Petroglyphs (rock carvings) over 600 years ago. Over 20,000 petrogpyphs have been identified in the area. The people were of the Jornada Mogollon (hor-NAH-da muggy-OWN) prehistoric Indian culture, of which there are no known modern descendants.

The petroglyphs' purpose and meaning are not entirely clear. Some depict the animals and plants the people saw around them. Many almost certainly had religious meaning. The ridge may have been a good lookout point, a sacred site, a stop on a trade route, or a point on a territorial boundary.

The Petroglyphs have endured here for centuries. Please be careful with this fragile resource so they may be enjoyed for years to come.
HM NumberHMUZ7
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 406103 N 3689967
Decimal Degrees33.34480000, -106.00906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 20.688', W 106° 0.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 20' 41.28" N, 106° 0' 32.64" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-453 Co Rd B030, Tularosa NM 88352, US
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