Concentric Circle Speaking Stone (07-026-001)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This petroglyph boulder is located at the base of the mesa slope on the edge of an arroyo. It has 2 panels, one near ground level and the other above head height, each with concentric circle designs. Concentric circles on the ground level panel have had a head added, tranforming it into a shield-bearer motif. Both panels are on curved/parabolic/dish-shaped surfaces that noticably reflect sound, and the concentric circles on both utilize vesicular (sponge-textured) inclusions. If you look very closely while rotating the model, you might catch a glimpse of a third petroglyph element. This element, also a set of concentric circles, is fully repatinated, suggesting that prior to the Pueblo-period concentric-circle-shield-bearer earlier Archaic Period inhabitants also recognized the special acoustical properties of this boulder.