V Bar V Ranch petroglyph site, Verde Valley, Arizona

The The V-bar-V ranch petroglyph site is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley of central Arizona, and one of the best preserved. The rock art site consists of 1,032 petroglyphs in 13 panels. The petroglyphs were created by Southern Sinagua residents between about 1150 and 1400 AD.

Fortunately the ranchers protected the petroglyphs from vandalism so except for a few areas they are in beautiful shape. I’ve never quite figured out why people seem to think they have to carve their names over rock art and on trees but I guess it’s important to some.

V-bar-V Ranch petroglyph site, Verde Valley, Arizona

V-bar-V Ranch petroglyph site, Verde Valley, Arizona

V-bar-V Ranch petroglyph site, Verde Valley, Arizona

V-bar-V Ranch petroglyph site, Verde Valley, Arizona

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One Response to “V Bar V Ranch petroglyph site, Verde Valley, Arizona”

  1. Lynn Wiles says:

    I like petroglyphs!

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