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Photo of visitors at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

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. 

Horseshoe Ranch in Perry Mesa, Arizona

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

Current Exhibit

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.

Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series | Lunch and Learn
July 18, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Come and escape the summer heat by joining us for our short series of "Lunch and Learn" presentations at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve. The presentations will focus on our newly installed exhibition, "Legacy of Landscapes: the Art and Archaeology of Perry Mesa" and address current research, cultural resource management, and other perspectives of the mesa.

The presentations are free with paid general admission (members are always free, and OLLI members receive a 10% discount). Come early to view the new exhibit or walk the trail.

Learn more about the brown bag presentations


Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, Center for Archaeology & Society


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