Tolar Petroglyph Site
|Point of Rocks, Wyoming
|NRHP reference No.
|Added to NRHP
|September 30, 2014
The Tolar Petroglyph Site is an archeological site in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The site includes a sandstone rock formation with 32 panels of petroglyphs running for 150 feet (46 m) along the rock face. Many of the illustrations are of horse-mounted people of the Plains Indians in historical times. Other motifs include the turtle motif, spirit bear and shield-carrying warriors.
The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 2014.
Independence Rock is a large granite rock, approximately 130 feet (40 m) high, 1,900 feet (580 m) long, and 850 feet (260 m) wide, which is in southwestern Natrona County, Wyoming along Wyoming Highway 220. During the middle of the 19th century, it formed a prominent and well-known landmark on the Oregon, Mormon, and California emigrant trails. Many of these emigrants carved their names on it, and it was described by early missionary and explorer Father Pierre-Jean De Smet in 1840 as the Register of the Desert. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 20, 1961 and is now part of Independence Rock State Historic Site, owned and operated by the state of Wyoming.
The Jeffers Petroglyphs site is an outcrop in southwestern Minnesota with pre-contact Native American petroglyphs. The petroglyphs are pecked into rock of the Red Rock Ridge, a 23-mile (37 km)-long Sioux quartzite outcrop that extends from Watonwan County, Minnesota to Brown County, Minnesota. The exposed surface is approximately 150 by 650 feet and surrounded by virgin prairie. "The site lies in an area inhabited in the early historic period by the Dakota Indians, and both the style and form of some of the carvings are identical with motifs that appear on Dakota hide paintings and their quill designs and beadwork. Others are foreign to this Plains Indian tradition and seem to be much earlier in origin." Several old wagon trail ruts traverse the site, one of which is believed to be the old stage coach route from New Ulm, Minnesota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is a California State Park, preserving an outcropping of marbleized limestone with some 1,185 mortar holes—the largest collection of bedrock mortars in North America. It is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, 8 miles (13 km) east of Jackson. The park is nestled in a little valley 2,400 feet (732 m) above sea level, with open meadows and large specimens of valley oak that once provided the Miwok peoples of this area with an ample supply of acorns. The 135-acre (55 ha) park was established in 1962 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Washington State Park is a public recreation area covering 2,147 acres (869 ha) in Washington County in the central eastern part of the state of Missouri. It is located on Highway 21 about 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Potosi or 7 miles (11 km) southwest of DeSoto on the eastern edge of the Ozarks. The state park is noted for its Native American rock carvings and for its finely crafted stonework from the 1930s.
Millstone Bluff is a natural bluff in Pope County, Illinois, United States, located near the community of Glendale. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its archaeological significance, Millstone Bluff is one of three National Register sites in Pope County, along with the Golconda Historic District and part of the Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site.
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site is located in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, 20 miles northwest of Hot Springs State Park. Legend Rock is a petroglyph site which features hundreds of individual petroglyphs spread across the face of the rock. Although a handful of the rock's etchings have variously been eroded and defaced, a wide majority have been preserved for public viewing. The nearly 300 individual petroglyphs feature some of the oldest and best examples of Dinwoody rock art in the world. The origins of the petroglyphs are still subject to debate. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1973 and it is preserved by the state of Wyoming as a state historic site.
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Cueva Lucero is a cave and archeological site in the Guayabal barrio of the Juana Díaz municipality, in Puerto Rico. The cave includes more than 100 petroglyphs and pictographs "making it one of the best examples of aboriginal rock art in the Antilles." It has been known to archeologists since at least the early 1900s. Most of its images are zoomorphic. The site is known to locals including rock-climbers and spelunkers and there is some modern graffiti.
The Calpet Rockshelter, also known as the Overlook Rockshelter and Archeological Site 48SU354 is an archeological site in Sublette County, Wyoming. The site includes an overhanging rock outcrop at the base of a butte that was used by Native Americans and European-Americans. The Native American use includes occupation by the Shoshone. A number of surface artifacts have been found and at least two buried cultural levels have been investigated from the Fremont and late Prehistoric-period Shoshone. Fremont, Prehistoric, Protohistoric and Historic-period visitation is documented at nine petroglyph panels.
The Arch Creek Petroglyphs, also known as Site 48CK41 are Native American rock art figures located in Crook County, Wyoming. The site, in the southern Black Hills, is unusual in featuring comparatively long, narrow line figures incised on the rock, compared to more common V-necked anthropomorphs and shield figures. The site is particularly well preserved and is protected.
The Downtown Rock Springs Historic District is a 15.97-acre (6.46 ha) historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. It is roughly bounded by K, 4th, C, 2nd, A, and 5th Streets in downtown Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Judaculla Rock is a curvilinear-shaped outcrop of soapstone known for its ancient carvings and petroglyphs. The archaeological site is located on a 0.85-acre rectangular-shaped property, now owned by Jackson County. It is approximately 60 meters east of Caney Fork Creek, a major branch of the northwestward-trending Tuckasegee River in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
The Crow Mountain Petroglyph is a small petroglyph rock art panel in Pope County, Arkansas. The panel includes a sun motif and an arrow, both of which have been pecked into the rock. Although its provenance and age are unknown, it is similar in style to other examples of rock art in the United States. The arrow was observed on December 21, 1978 to point at the location of that day's sunset, so its use as a prehistoric solstice marker cannot be ruled out.
The King's Canyon Petroglyphs are a prehistoric rock art site near Clarksville, Arkansas. The site includes a panel petroglyphs, which include depictions of a sunburst motif and what look like turkey tracks. The latter is a particularly uncommon subject for rock art in this area.
Medicine Lodge State Archeological Site is a Wyoming state park that interprets the Medicine Lodge Creek Site, a prehistoric Native American archeological site near Hyattville, Wyoming. It is administered by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites. The site is at the base of a steep limestone outcropping near the point where the dry and running portions of Medicine Lodge Creek join. for a protected location with ready access to water. The site includes petroglyphs and pictographs on the rock face. Excavations starting in the 1970s have found twelve levels of habitation in 10.5 feet of stratum, ranging from historic times to 8300 years before the present. The site comprises a portion of the former Wickwire Ranch, which was purchased by the state in 1972 and became to Medicine Lodge Wildlife Habitat Management Area of 12,000 acres (4,900 ha). The archeological site was designated in 1973. The site is managed as a state park, with campgrounds and a visitor center. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1973.
The Paint Rock Canyon Archeological Landscape District is a 5,340-acre (2,160 ha) area of Native American archeological sites on the west side of the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming, United States. The area contains sites ranging from the late Paleoindian period of about 9000 years before present to late Prehistoric times. The sites include open campsites and rock shelters. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 12, 1990.
The Southsider Shelter is a Native American rock shelter archeological site on the east side of the Bighorn Basin in Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States. The site has occupied from the late Paleoindian period to the Late Prehistoric period. Artifacts include projectile points and chipped stone. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 2012.
The Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site is a 6-mile (9.7 km) by 1-mile (1.6 km) region of vertical cliff faces in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States, with extensive petroglyph images incised in the rock faces. The glyphs include images of water turtles and circular shields, as well as human and animal figures. The figures with circular shields are particular to the area, and are known as Castle Gardens Shield style images. A consensus of researchers is that the figures were carved by Athabaskans related to the Navajo and Apache, some time between 1000 AD and 1250 AD. The site is being developed by the Bureau of Land Management, and may be visited.
The Split Rock Archeological Site comprises a series of river terraces south of the Sweetwater River in Fremont County, Wyoming. The terraces have yielded Native American artifacts from the Early Plains Archaic Period. Several housepit features were found in 1984 excavations. The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 1987.
The Torrey Lake Petroglyph District extends for about 3.2 miles (5.1 km) along Torrey Creek in Fremont County, Wyoming. The site includes about 175 petroglyphs, as well as eleven lithic scatters and a sheep trap. The petroglyphs are in the Interior Line Style, or Dinwoody style, consistent with other rock art in central Wyoming. Site investigations have uncovered a number of petroglyphs that had previously been hidden under lichen. The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 4, 1993.