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Photo of visitors at the Deer Valley Petroglyph PreserveNOW OPEN

The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is an archaeology museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve, and home to the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area.

Please note last admission to the trail is 1:15 p.m. (May 1 - Sept. 30).

 

 

Horseshoe Ranch in Perry Mesa, Arizona

Panel Petroglyph. Horseshoe Ranch, Agua Fria National Monument, Perry Mesa, Arizona. Photo courtesy Shelley Rasmussen, March 16, 2013.

Coming soon!

Legacy of Landscapes: The Art and Archaeology of Perry Mesa

Featuring the artistry of ASU alumnus photographer Pat Gorraiz, this exhibit explores the landscapes of Perry Mesa and the legacies left behind by the Ancestral People who lived there over a period of several hundred years.

Archaeologists from Arizona State University and federal agencies began researching the mesa in the early 2000s, and that work continues today with School of Human Evolution and Social Change archaeologist David Abbott, retired National Forest Services archaeologist Scott Wood, and many others.

Learn more about past research and publications.

 

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Read the ASU Now story on Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, "A fantastic place to hang out for 5,000 years"

Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, Center for Archaeology & Society

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