Petroglyphs, pictures carved onto the surface of rocks, are the most common type of rock art in Arizona.
Pictographs, pictures painted onto rocks, also are found here. Because the people who created the pictures
are no longer alive, it is difficult to understand the meanings of these pictures. Some people believe the
pictures are symbols, representing important ideas or objects in a culture. Others believe they are simplyan early form of vandalism.
Focus Wild Arizona Activity Sheets: From 2006-2013, each issue of the Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views magazine featured a new education article. These articles were intended for younger children and include some vocabulary and a fun activity. All of these articles are now available on our website.