Our STEM Manager Heather recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Liwosz, an archaeologist at the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project, who studies, documents, protects, and sustains petroglyphs in the northern Rio Grande Valley.
There are plenty of petroglyphs you can visit in central Washington.
- You can do a self guided tour at Horsethief Lake at Columbia Hills Historic State Park to view petroglyphs and pictographs at the Temani Pesh-Wa display from April to October.
- Gingko Petrified Forest has ancient petroglyphs to view on a stroll through the desertscape.
- You can also see replicas of petroglyphs found near Rock Island at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
If you are interested in learning more about petroglyphs and hearing from experts such as Dr. Liwosz, please visit www.mesaprietapetroglyphs.org.
For information on petroglyphs in Washington, check out these books in our collection.
Petroglyphs of Central Washington by Cain, H. Thomas (Harvey Thomas)
Indian Petroglyphs of the Pacific Northwest by Hill, Beth,
Indian rock carvings of the Pacific Northwest by Edward F Meade,
Pictographs of the Methow Valley: field study 1993 by Debra Featherston
Guide to Indian rock carvings of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Beth Hill
Indian rock art of the Columbia Plateau by James D. Keyser