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Big Blend Radio: Petroglyphs of Pony Hills, New Mexico

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Victoria Chick, contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, discusses the Prehistoric Petroglyphs of Pony Hills, near Deming in southwest New Mexico.

As she decribes in her article on NationalParkTraveling.com, "Here were petroglyphs everywhere, chipped into the rock. To my eyes, some were humorous, some puzzling, some recognizable, and a couple downright mysterious.  I started by questioning, trying to second guess what had driven people of early cultures to trek miles from water to make images. The sheer number of petroglyphs and the location also made me wonder what each meant and why this particular location originally attracted, and then kept, artists returning to add more petroglyphs. Geologically, the hill was pretty ordinary. Similar, nearby hills had no petroglyphs."

This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com, on Aug. 4, 2017.