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 E-Mail: EGard51842@aol.com If you wish to visit the site arrangements can be made.