Petroglyphs, Phoenix, Arizona
Hedgpeth Hills Petroglyph Site
The petroglyphs at this site are up on the mountain side along a walkway preserved the BLM and ASU. There are approximately 1500 rock art drawings within the area, but hard to access from the trail. Hiking in the area is strictly prohibited which makes it difficult to see all drawings without a good camera or binoculars. The Period of Significance is between 1000-500 AD and 1499-1000 AD.
The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has been open to the public since 1994 but was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. In 2003 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) established a partnership with the Deer Valley Rock Art Center. This partnership initiated cooperative rock art documentation efforts in the Agua Fria National Monument with the hope of learning more about this remote area of Arizona, and to record rock art that is continually subjected to weathering.
The Deer Valley Rock Art Center was established to preserve the 1,500 ancient petroglyphs at the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site. The center is operated by the Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change. The petroglyphs at the site were made by people hundreds, even thousands, of years ago, and have continuing significance for Native American people of this region.