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Rock Art of the Silver Creek Area of Arizona

October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - October 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm MST (Arizona)


Trip full – waiting list only

A distinctive and intriguing style of rock art, known as Palavayu Linear Style, is found around Silver Creek in northeast Arizona between Snowflake and Woodruff. Palavayu, a Hopi term meaning “red river,” is a name applied to several style designations of a kind of rock art that is only found in the middle portion of the lower Little Colorado River area.

Ghostly figures of beings with rabbit sticks, reptiles, deer, birds, snakes, owls, a birthing scene, anthropomorphs with “antennae” and numerous other images are located in canyons tributary to Silver Creek and the Little Colorado River. This style of rock art is characterized by beings with elongated bodies, elaborate head attachments, hachure-filled bodies and triangular heads. This field trip will take participants to several sites in the Silver Creek area.

Participants should be in good physical condition and able to hike over rocky and uneven terrain. Petroglyph panels are located along cliff walls and in drainages. Hiking distances will be from 1-2 miles for each area visited. In some areas, trekking poles will be a hindrance.

The field trip will begin at 1:00 on Saturday October 20th and will continue until about noon on Sunday, October 21st.  Meeting place to be determined. If you are interested in participating contact Kirk Astroth. More information will be provide as it is available. The trip is limited to 20 people.


October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm MST
October 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm MST
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Kirk Astroth