Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

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Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
Hedgpeth Hills Petroglyph Site
Deer Valley Rock Art Center.jpg
The entrance in 2013
Location 3711 West Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, Arizona
Coordinates 33°41′01″N 112°08′30″W / 33.68361°N 112.141722°W / 33.68361; -112.141722Coordinates: 33°41′01″N 112°08′30″W / 33.68361°N 112.141722°W / 33.68361; -112.141722
Area 47 acres
NRHP reference # 84000718
Added to NRHP February 16, 1984

The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, formerly known as the Deer Valley Rock Art Center,[1] and also known as the Hedgpeth Hills Petroglyph Site and the Sonoran Desert Preserve, is a 47-acre archaeological site containing over 1500 Hohokam, Patayan, and Archaic petroglyphs visible on 500 basalt boulders in the Deer Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona.[2] The petroglyphs are between 500 and 7,000 years old,[3] and at least one source dates the petroglyphs to 10,000 years ago.[4] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, and it was also listed with the Phoenix Points of Pride. The preserve and museum are operated by the ASU Center for Archaeology + Society.

The museum was designed by Will Bruder and was constructed on the site in 1994.[5]


The following pictures are of some of the Hohokan Petroglyphs and other items at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center.

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  1. ^ City of Arizona (February 5, 2015). "Phoenix City Councilwoman Thelda Williams "On the Issues" February 5, 2015". Youtube. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  2. ^ Welsh, Liz; Welsh, Peter (2000). Rock-Art of the Southwest: A Visitor's Companion (Second (2004) ed.). Berkeley, California: Wilderness Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-89997-258-6.
  3. ^ "Deer Valley Rock Art Center". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Deer Valley Rock Art Center". About.Com. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "Best Will Bruder Building No One Knows About Phoenix". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved December 12, 2013.

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