Red Monochrome Style Rock Art Pictographs 1
This style was originally called the "Val Verde Flooded Shelter Style" as it was only found in two shelters (this flooded shelter and another located in nearby Seminole Canyon). It is a later pictographic style dating from 600 AD to 1,500 AD (before horses, firearms and the Historic Period). It is distinguished by multiple characteristics one being the red monochrome pigment. Others included the humans in the face forward presentation and animals in the side or profile presentation. This style was the first to represent the bow and arrow (see figure to the far right) but none of the arrows were impaled into animals. Notice the catfish in the middle to left side. More characteristics describe in the other pictographs.
© Emile Abbott
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