Petroglyph Art Shares Stories of Ancient Past

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A favorite stop for Albuquerque tourist and locals alike is the Petroglyph National Monument. This special place and the petroglyph art shares the stories of an ancient past.  The images left behind were created by slowly pecking through the outer layer of rock and leaving a lighter color stone showing through.  The art and stories they tell have survived over 3,000 years for us all to see, enjoy and reflect on.  Some of the petroglyph art were created much later around the 1700’s when Spanish colonist came through leaving images of crosses, horses and domesticated animals.  Archaeologist claim to have explained  many of these ancient carvings and petroglpy art stories however others continue to perplex them.  Be sure to stop by and enjoy the pleasant hike through the volcanic boulders and the Petroglyph art that shares stories of ancient past.

Albuquerque, NM is a great place to live whether your single and just getting started or raising a family there are so many places and things to see and do.  Albuquerque holds a very diverse culture from American Indian inhabiting many different Pueblos as well as Spanish colonials and other ethnicity's. Be sure to stop my the Petroglyph National Monument and enjoy the Petroglyph Art Shares Stories of Ancient Past

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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hey John -Interesting and my new word for the day!

Sep 12, 2011 02:23 AM #1
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

John, That is another place in New Mexico that is going on to my bucket list.  I really want to go and visit Chaco Canyon as well!  New Mexico certainly has a rich cultural heritage!

Sep 12, 2011 02:46 AM #2
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Great article! Petroglyphs are so fascinating - we have some here in Washington too and I just love the mystery of them.
Sep 12, 2011 04:41 AM #3
Judi Boad

Hi John~ Well put together video with great descriptions of the petroglyphs and park!

Excellent localism, making you the area expert!...


Best regards from Seattle,

Sep 12, 2011 05:03 AM #4
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi Marco,  Glad you liked the post and a word for the day!

Hi Tony,  Chaco is a very interesting place indeed, I hope to blog on it one day.  Let me know if I can help with any of your New Mexico bucket list ideas.  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 12, 2011 09:09 AM #5
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Nancy,  Thank you for coming by!  I bet Petroglyphs are actually pretty common in much of the west.  I suppose wherever those cultures settled for a while they left behind their symbols and signs. 

Hi Judi, Thank you for the kudos! This localism thing is interesting indeed and gets me out an about a bit more! You comments are always appreciated!

Sep 12, 2011 09:14 AM #6
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I went there in 1993, just a couple of years after it became a national monument and while I was trying to delay my first trip back to Texas after having moved to San Diego.

Sep 18, 2011 01:23 AM #7
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

John, I must have started following you right after you did this!  Great place to visit and I really enjoyed it years ago when I got the opportunity.  I made a trip up to Bandileer (sp?) on another trip.

Jan 12, 2012 07:41 AM #8
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