Got CALICHE? Many of the depictions at V-Bar-V are animals, such as deer, cougars and lizards. There are gridlike patterns thought to represent farmed lands. Human figures with round designs or whorls on the sides of their heads resemble Hopi maidens. The Sinagua Indians are considered to be ancestors of the Hopi, so perhaps they wore their hair in the same manner. The petroglyphs are in the Beaver Creek Style, which is found throughout the eastern part of the Verde Valley. The style is characterized by well-defined edges and evenly sized dints. The Sinagua likely made the pecks by hitting a pointed chisel with a stone hammer. The Sinagua are thought to have entered the Verde Valley in about A.D. 650, reaching a peak in population between 1150 and 1300. In May 1873, an Army officer from Fort Yuma on his way East stopped at the Antelope Stage Station to get a drink and water his horse. He was shocked to find a dazed and pregnant woman lying on the floor of the station in the throes of childbirth. Pancho McGillicuddy's, a Cabinet Saloon built in 1893, is on the National Register of Historic Places. GHOSTTOWNS.COM is broadcasting programs on topics including ghost town exploration, prospecting, off-road expeditions, treasure-hunting, and site locational data (T,R,S): The builders of the Chiricahua National Monument and its previous inhabitants were honored guests Saturday during a celebration of the monument's 75th anniversary. More than 70 members of the Civilian Conservation Corps were on hand at the monument headquarters for the ceremony. Also present were members of the Chiricahua Apaches, who lived in and around the area up to the late 1800s. Today White Sands officials, Mescalero Apaches and members of a local Buffalo Soldier group will unveil an interpretive sign at the site, giving the history of the April 6-7, 1880, battle. The site will remain closed to the public, but historical groups will be able to arrange weekend tours with White Sands officials, range spokesman Jim Eckles said. Archaeologists used forensics to tell which of the more than 800 rifle and pistol cartridges at the site came from any one gun. From that, they followed the movements of individual soldiers and Apaches, said Karl Laumbach, an archaeologist with Human Research Systems of Las Cruces. For more than a half-century, Jia has been tormented by the disappearance of the greatest discovery of his life. When he was 28 and part of an international team digging for fossils in the hills southwest of Beijing, he unearthed a trove of ancient skulls and bones whose clear clues to the origin of humans thrilled the scientific world. The relics were lost during a failed attempt to sneak them out of the country during World War II in two wooden crates escorted by U.S. Marines. The boxes never made it to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.