BLACK MOUNTAIN COMPLEX PETROGLYPHS
Recovering Indian history from ancient Native American rock writings.
Nothing in this publication should be interpreted or construed as authorization to touch, modify or attempt to enhance any rock art/writing of any kind. All Local, State and Federal laws should be adhered to and all research conducted in a manner consistent with preservation of the subject matter. Researchers unfamiliar with preservation techniques should contact the appropriate Historic Preservation authority in their area.
All the information contained in this publication is based upon interpretation and speculation of tangable materials or previously published documents, both public and private. The following thirty-nine (39) sites were named by Wilson G. Turner in the San Bernardino County Museum Association Quarterly publication “The Rock Art of Black Canyon”, published in 1994. Turner was an art professor at Reo Hondo Collage, Whittier, California whose students investigated, recorded/drew and inventoried the petroglyphs throughout their authorized research area. The names re-used here are to honor Turner for his outstanding contributions in preserving ancient Native American rock writings, educate Rock Art researchers that the Complex is more than Black Canyon and Inscription Canyon; and, to eliminate the repeated distraction of reading-flow caused by repeated insertion of Turner’s copyright tag each time the site name is repeated. These sites are:
Ancient Falls Jack Canyon
Ant Hill Lizard Knoll
Big Bend Long Hill
Black Canyon Minor Hill
Black Knob Moore Hill
Black Wash Orange Opal Canyon
Ceremonial Point Perlite Plateau
Cirque Edge Sandal Hill
Clay Hill Sandy Mound
Dragon Hill Scouts Cove
Earth Dyke Shallow Valley
Finger Point Small Point
Flat Top Smokey Knoll
Gem Hill Tortoise Mountain
Hidden Canyon Unique
Hunter’s Point Valleys End
Inscription Canyon View Point
Inscription Canyon-East Wash Basin
Inscription Canyon-West White Opal Canyon
All rock art/writings displayed in this publication are protected by law, their locations are either on public land or private property, published with the property owner's permission. The exact locations of all rock art/writings is intentionally withheld; City, State and Regional locations are used to provide a generalization of locations, except where specific locations such as state or national parks have previously been published and have become part of the public domain.
All the maps used in this publication were created using Google Maps. However, all the maps have been changed and/or modified, by the author, from the original Google product. The maps were/are used to create graphics for comparative analysis and/or educational purposes, with or without attached/overlain graphics.
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