Message #134:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Spanish Colonial Rock Sculpture Intaglios
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 21:18:44 -0700

From:	Ellie Gardner

I have spent the last four years examining what I believe to be a
Spanish colonial site. I am specifically looking for any information
relating to rock art that is European in nature which has been found
elsewhere in the southwest, constructed during the Spanish colonial period.

These examples of rock sculpture / intaglios are prevalant throughout this
four square mile area.  These intaglios which have been encountered fall
partly into the classification of rock art due to the pigmentation
accompanying some of these intaglio / rock sculptures. I have been told
that this type of rock sculpture / intaglio form is a new discovery. At
present I have used the term rock art for lack of a better descriptive
name.  The definition relating to the term intaglio  partly describes the
nature of the
technique used in the construction of these rock sculptures. We have
documented three large intaglios as being made by the result of human
activity. These three intaglios measure over 500' in length and width.  If
you have any information regarding this matter and are interested in
learning more about this site you may contact me by telephone, E-Mail, or
in writing at:

Ellie Gardner
3009 West Anderson Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85023
ph: (602) 866-0560

If you wish to visit the site arrangements can be made.