Lyman Lake Rock Art Site

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Lyman Lake Rock Art Site
Lyman Lake Rock Art Site is located in Arizona
Lyman Lake Rock Art Site
Lyman Lake Rock Art Site is located in the US
Lyman Lake Rock Art Site
Location St. Johns, Arizona
NRHP reference # 97000347[1]
Added to NRHP August 19, 2003

Lyman Lake petroglyphs is a site significant to North American Archaeology. Located in Arizona, United States, in Lyman Lake State Park, the site exhibits traditional rock art or petroglyphs.


The prehistoric inhabitants of the upper Little Colorado River drainage left a rich material record of their time in the valley. The ruined buildings, artifacts, and petroglyphs (“rock art”) provide the scientific evidence that permits archaeologists to understand the area’s history. Hopi people see the abandoned houses, broken pottery, and markings on the rocks as a record left by their ancestors during the migrations described in Hopi oral tradition. Scientific archaeology and Hopi oral tradition provide two ways of assigning meaning to the physical record of human occupation of this area.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Interpreting the Prehistory of Lyman Lake State Park: Rattlesnake Point Pueblo and Petroglyph Trail Guides" (PDF). Arizona State University Department of Anthropology. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 


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Coordinates: 34°21′58″N 109°22′31″W / 34.36611°N 109.37528°W / 34.36611; -109.37528