New week, new field trip! It’s Field Trip Friday!
This week, we take a trip to the southwest of the United States to visit the historical site known as Petroglyph National Monument.
Huh? A petroglyph? What’s that? It’s a form of rock art that is done by making carvings onto a surface of rock. A lot of indigenous cultures from all over would use this form of art to make really interesting and amazing pieces of work on the sides and surfaces of all kinds of rock!
In New Mexico, there is an area of protected land that contains one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America. Petroglyph National Monument features designs and symbols of all kinds, created by Native Americans and carved onto volcanic rocks.
Follow the link to visit the National Park Service website where you can learn about the park and watch their orientation video, and join us as we go on a guided tour in the video below!