Petroglyphs on Centennial Trail


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These petroglyphs are located off of Centennial Trail, northwest of Prescott, Arizona.  The trail can be accessed on Gail Gardner  Way, north of Gurley Street.  They are considered to be part of the Tutuveni and other similar sites of the Hopi Tribe. 

Tutuveni means "Newspaper Rock" in the Hopi language.

Petroglyphs are rock carvings (rock paintings are called pictographs) made by pecking directly on the rock surface using a stone chisel and a hammerstone.  When the desert varnish (or patina) on the surface of the rock was chipped off, the lighter rock underneath was exposed, creating the petroglyph.


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