A classification and preliminary analysis of pictographs at Hueco Tanks State Park, Texas

by Kay S. Toness in El Paso, Texas

Written in English
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  • Petroglyphs,
  • Texas Hueco Tanks State Park

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StatementKay S. Toness
ContributionsRock Art Symposium, Farminton (1974 : New Mexico)
The Physical Object
Pagination41 leaves :
Number of Pages41
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Open LibraryOL26563079M

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, El Paso: Address, Phone Number, Hueco Tanks State Historic Site Reviews: /5 Hueco Tanks is a historical site comprised of three monumental granite outcroppings whose many nooks and crannies retain water between rains and which have been contested, often violently between ancient people's to the modern day /5(). Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site - Texas Parks and Wildlife, El Paso, TX. 8, likes 95 talking about this 20, were here. Named for the natural rock basins that capture desert /5(). Pictures of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, Texas: 19th century inscriptions, on top of earlier (red) pictographs.   In Texas’s Hueco Tanks State Park, the native art really rocks rocks and boulders in far West Texas. Hueco Tanks formed about 32 million years .

The park has campsites with water, electricity, modern restrooms, showers and a dump station. For additional information, contact: Texas Parks and Wildlife Hueco Tanks State Historical Park Hueco Tanks Rd. #1 El Paso, Texas Note: the park has a limit on the number people that can be in the park at one time.   This is a hiker friendly place than Franklin Mountain State Park. However, be sure to call in advance to reserve a place in guided hike - the pictographs in the park are protected. We (a group of 5) went for the pictograph trail. The volunteer guide was excellent/5(). Rock drawings, or pictographs, in a restricted area of Hueco Tanks State Historic Site near El Paso in El Paso County, Texas Contributor Names Highsmith, Carol M., , photographer Created / Published Subject Headings.   Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. Sure, it’s known for its world-class bouldering, but the park also has outstanding traditional roped climbing on cliffs up to feet tall. Franklin Mountains State Park. This El Paso park contains a few dozen routes just minutes from downtown. Lake Mineral Wells State Park. This park west of Fort.

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X-Ray Motifs in North American Indian Rock Art 2 Bain, Col. James G. Paleolithic Rock Art. Does it Exist in North America Pictures of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, Texas: Two pictographs - hunter on horseback, and a solitary figure Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, Texas, rock art, ancient sites, pictographs, granite License/purchase this photograph.

HUECO TANKS STATE PARK AND HISTORIC Tanks State Park and Historic Site, thirty miles east of El Paso, features three massive granite hills that rise to about feet above the desert floor and are noted for their prehistoric Indian rock art.

Hueco, Spanish for "hollow," refers to the hollows in the rocks that collect rainwater, which has long been one of the chief attractions in. In andthe Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Archeology Survey Team conducted an intensive survey of the ca.

acres of level Texas book around the rock hills in Hueco Tanks State Park. Hueco Tanks State Historical Park (Hueco Tanks) is a unique place, containing meaning and importance to a variety of user groups.

The park’s most renowned resources are its thousands of painted rock images (Figure A). These images, spanning a period of at least years and reflecting influences from several cultural groups, are the reason. Sutherland, Kay, Rock Paintings at Hueco Tanks State Historical Park.

Austin, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Hueco Tanks holds meaning for diverse groups of visitors.

Hiking, picnicking, rock-climbing, camping, interpretive tours, birding and annual special events are among the available activities.

The site also continues. Throughout the l years, Hueco Tanks has provided water, food and shelter to travelers in the Chihuahuan Desert. People left clues to their stories in the pictographs. We’ve seen quite a bit of rock art in our many travels throughout the Southwest, but we’ve never seen anything quite like the art at Hueco Tanks.

There are many layers, from the pictographs of early hunter-gatherers to the graffiti-like names engraved by those passing through on the Butterfield Stagecoach in. The huecos can be found on the acre Hueco Tanks State Park.

Tours of the tanks and pictographs are free with entry to the park. A visit to the park website to. Due to needs for protection of cultural and natural resources, late arrivals are not accepted at Hueco Tanks State Park and State Historic Site.

All customers must arrive during office hours for traditional check-in. Campers must arrive at by 5pm at the latest (or 6pm on summer weekends), to allow time for check-in and viewing of the required /5(). Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site Explore different pictograph sites throughout Hueco Tanks on this virtual hike.

May Pictograph (Rock Art) tours in Hueco Tanks require either volunteer or commercial guides. Read on for more information about accessing Hueco Tanks and to schedule a tour with us. Hueco Tanks State Historic Site is a Texas historic site in the Hueco Tanks area, approximately 32 miles ( km) northeast of El Paso, Texas.

The park is popular for recreation such as birding and bouldering, and is culturally and spiritually significant to many Native Americans. ueco Tanks State Historical Park (Hueco Tanks) contains what are considered some of the most significant prehis-toric rock paintings in the world.

It was because of these rock paintings that the land was designated a state park inand placed under the stewardship of the Texas. The Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is located in the beautiful, bustling city of El Paso and is a great place for a fun southern getaway.

Campers can look forward to nearby attractions such as the Scenic Driver Overlook, Wyler Aerial Tramway, Plaza Theater, Franklin Mountains State Park, Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, El Paso Zoo Location: Hueco Tanks Road No.

1, El Paso,Texas. Hueco Tanks is now open for day-use. Please plan your trip and purchase passes over the phone. As part of the continued reopening of Texas announced by Governor Abbott on Ap masks and face coverings are now strongly encouraged in state parks, but not required/5().

Hueco Tanks is an area of low mountains and historic site in El Paso County, Texas, in the United is located in a high-altitude desert basin between the Franklin Mountains to the west and the Hueco Mountains to the east.

Hueco is a Spanish word meaning hollows and refers to the many water-holding depressions in the boulders and rock faces throughout the t city: El Paso, Texas. The Entrancing State Park In Texas You Never Knew Existed. We talk a lot about Big Bend, Palo Duro Canyon, and the other monumental parks in West Texas.

One place that doesn’t get nearly enough attention is Hueco Tanks near El Paso. Sold at Park: Pictograph Tour 2: Nature Tour: Pictograph Tour 2 explores the the unique history of the site through a hike along North Mountain and East Mountain, covering the prehistory, history, geology, plants, and animals of the area.

Online availability: Tour: Type: Duration: Effort: Photo: Sold at Park: Pictograph Tour 3: Nature Tour/5(). The Incredible Park In Texas That’s Full Of Ancient Petroglyphs Our state is rooted in Native American culture, and remnants of it can still be seen to this day.

Hiding out in the remote West Texas desert is Hueco Tanks State Park, a geological wonder with thousands of ancient petroglyphs giving us insight into how the indigenous peoples lived. The paleoclimatic sequence of the Hueco Bolson, and Hueco Tanks in particular, has been approximated through pack rat midden analyses.

The plant fossils preserved in middens from Hueco Tanks contain a history of the park's vegetation during the p years. Just east of El Paso, Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site protects the low-lying mountains that rise out the Chihuahuan Desert.

Hueco Tanks holds a unique concentration of animals, plants and historical artifacts that make it unlike anywhere else in the desert Southwest.

Below are seven reasons why Hueco Tanks is a special : Nora Rausch. The park office closes 1/2 hr prior to park closing. The park does not accept any campers after 1 hour before the Park closes. During the winter hours no campers accepted after 5pm MT. During the summer hours no campers accepted after 5pm MT (Monday - Thursday) & 6pm MT (Friday - Sunday).

Day use reservations not claimed by 10am will be released/5(). For archeologists, Hueco Tanks State Park is not one but many archeological sites.

Encompassed under the rubric 41EP2—the official site designation—are 29 archeological "localities" and more than rock imagery panels bearing evidence of the many different cultures who made the area their home.

The Hidden Park That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Discovered Texas’ Best Kept Secret. As far as West Texas goes, we usually favor Big Bend and disregard all the other magnificent state parks that exist there.

Hueco Tanks in El Paso is one such hidden gem, and once you see how beautiful it is, you’ll be planning a trip as soon as. If you have a Texas State Parks Pass (which runs $70/annually), your whole car will get into the park for free, and you can get a discount on camping.

Just outside of the park is the Hueco Rock Ranch, run by the American Alpine Club, which offers camping with showers, bathrooms, wi-fi, fire pits and slacklines.

Texas has more than 80 state parks, the majority based around an artificial lake so not scenically interesting, but a few contain more unusual landscapes such as Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, 30 miles east of El Paso in the far west corner of the state.

The park is small in extent, just 1 by miles, and contains a weathered outcrop of syenite granite, its surface heavily cracked. Preliminary Report on Archaeological Survey at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site (41EP2), El Paso County, Texas. In Archeology of the Jornada Mogollon: Proceedings from the 12th Jornada Mogollon Conference, compiled by Sonia Padilla and Victor Gibbs, pp.

Hueco Tanks State Park encompasses acres and is named for the large natural rock basin or ‘huecos.” that have supplied trapped rainwater to dwellers and travelers for over years. It is also a famous rock climbing destination (primarily bouldering), a sacred Location: Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paseo,Texas.Hueco is a bit different than your average TX State Park, and while the campground is small, it's well spaced and offers plenty of privacy between sites.

The park itself is broken into 4 areas, North, East, West, and East Spur mountains, and only North is accessible without a guide.5/5(10).The world-class climbing at Hueco Tanks State Park is a true Texas gem. People come from all over to climb, both self-guided and on tours, in the unique historical areas within the park.

Because Hueco Tanks is a protected site, there are only a limited amount of self-guided climbs allowed each day, so be sure to call ahead for a reservation%(5).