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Rock Art Images of Northern New Mexico
Rock Art Images of Northern New Mexico
"People have left their "mark" on the land forever. Those marks are apparent in the images pecked as Petroglyphs or painted as Pictographs seen on the New Mexico landscape."

This guide directs visitors to eight sites (5 public and 3 restricted) in the central Rio Grande region where the ancient symbols can be experienced in their original setting.

Dennis Slifer, author of five books, explains the significance of rock art in areas of New Mexico. An excellent timeline helps you identify stylistic differences in the images. A master locator map and detail site maps, show you how to find the sites and provide marked trails to follow. The guide is packed with striking contemporary photographs and graphic illustrations of actual images.

Tony Hillermanís Landscapes: Southwest Map & Guide
Tony Hillermanís Landscapes: Southwest Map & Guide
"Even if you can't visit these places, this map is a wonderful way to add to your enjoyment of reading Tony's mysteries"

Color-relief highway map of the southwest covers the lands of the Navajo and other American Indian places, with 41 sites highlited by Anne Hillerman's text and Don Strel's photographs. Some sites highlited with quotes from Tony's mystery novels featuring Navajo policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.

Trading Posts, special places, National Parks and Monuments are identified on the map along with an introduction to Navajo weavings.






Roads to the Past: Highway Map and Guide to New Mexico Archaeology
Roads to the Past: Highway Map and Guide to New Mexico Archaeology
"This map provides much more than the spectacular places to see. One can experience human history of populations here over many centuries."

"Roads to the Past" is the first map of New Mexico to identify its most important archaeological sites. The highway map, printed in color relief, shows 23 sites of past archaeological exploration for all to experience human history through visitation and observation.

The reverse side of the map explains archaeology in detail, tracing populations of the state from the last Ice Age through Pre-History to flourishing cultures of 1000 years ago. More recently, it provides helpful information on movements of peoples due to climate changes from the time of the European explores to present-day Native American cultures of the 21st century.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument: Trail Map and Geology
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument: Trail Map and Geology
"This map gives you a new understanding of nature's work..."

One of the most popular natural places in New Mexico, this map gives is valuable for understanding the geology and formation of these unusual formations

Geology is made interesting by author and volcanologist Kirt Kempter, PhD. This map provides a handy trail guide with dramatic photographs and graphics that explain the geology over the past millennia.

Valles Caldera: Map and Geology History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera
Valles Caldera: Map and Geology History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera
"It's the best summary of the Caldera geologic history and geology we've ever seen, and you can hold it in one hand." --Pat and Rob

Geology is made interesting by author and volcanologist Kirt Kempter, PhD. This map explores the dramatic history of the Caldera over the last millions of years to the present day with diagrams and beautiful photographs to bring the history alive, up to present day.

One of the most beautiful places in New Mexico is now depicted on a map useful to hikers, cross-country skiers, fly-fishers, photographers, mountain bikers, etc...

Dance Ceremonies of the Northern Rio Grande Pueblos
Dance Ceremonies of the Northern Rio Grande Pueblos
"The guide has super information..."

Attractive, conveniently-sized 32 page guide book for all who wish to visit. Accurate descriptions and background of Pueblo Indian Ceremonies year-round in New Mexico. Unique "Dial-A-Dance" shows dates, dances and pueblos.


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