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Petroglyph National Monument [NM]

The Petroglyph National Monument preserves approximately 20,000 carved images, dating between circa 10,000 BC and 1830. Artists include the Ancestral Pueblo, Native Americans in the 16th through 19th centuries, and Spanish settlers. The Las Imágenes Visitor Center was once home to Dr. Sophie Aberle, the first applied anthropologist in the U.S.; and offers visitors the opportunity to touch carvings much like the petroglyphs.

The monument offers six hiking trails, lectures, performances, four 90-minute to two-hour guided educational programs for students, one-hour school outreach programs, and Junior Ranger activities. All on site educational programs involve hiking. The website offers a list of useful definitions, a pronunciation guide, nine curriculum-based lesson plans, and Web Ranger activities.