Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Founder Katherine Wells Speaks To Los Alamos Chapter Of AAUW

Katherine Wells spoke to the Los Alamos Chapter of the American Association of University Women Friday. Wells founded the Mesa Prieta Petroglypgh Project. When Wells moved to the area, she discovered thousands of petroglyphs on her land. The land was donated to The Archaeological Conservancy by Wells, who now volunteers full time for the project. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
More than 70,000 petroglyphs are estimated to exist at Mesa Prieta. So far, 40,000 have been recorded. Petroglyphs from the Archaic Period, 1,000 to 7,500 years ago, as well as from the Puebloan period and the historic period. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Petroglyph from the historic period shows a lion with both European and new world features. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Warriors or hunters with spears and what appears to be an armadillo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of AAUW listen to Katherine Wells as she speaks Friday on petroglyphs found near her home in the Rio Grande Valley. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
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