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Rock Art in the Valley of the Sun

Please note: each location name on the Map begins a series of views.

   This section of GemLand is devoted to art involving rocks (other than jewelry).  Some of my choices for this section may seem rather strange at first, but as the saying goes, "you had to be there."
   The unique map below shows the location of significant rock gardens, structures employing rock art, museums, and locations of prehistoric rock art in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
   Explore the Map!  Click on names in green for some views of these studies in rock art.
   These places need to be visited in person in order to realize their charm, appeal, and value as expressions of the ways rocks influence us.  Some of them are truly amazing.
   If you would like to visit any of the private rock gardens, please respect the privacy of the owners, and call in advance or check their hours of operation.
   Consult the "" page if you want more information on GemLand's map projects themselves. 
   You can switch between this map and the prehistoric (some 600 years ago) map, or the map of the Rocks of the Valley of the Sun.

A waterfall tumbles serenely in the Japanese Friendship Garden in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

  
   There are currently over 35 rock art views, woven together into a virtual tour of the Phoenix / Scottsdale area, and more are always being added.  If you like, you can email this map to your friends!
   Separate maps show the Geology of the Valley of the Sun, and the ancient Hohokam canal system.
   FYI, the above scene is completely man-made. 

Rock art,petroglyphs, and rock gardens in the Valley of the Sun, Arizona.

The area shown above measures about 50 miles (80 km) West to East, by 40 miles (64km) North to South, and encompasses approximately 2000 square miles (5200 km).
Population (year 2005) of the Phoenix metropolitan area is estimated to be about 3.4 million.  Towering sun-blasted rock formations and exotic cacti make the Valley a giant rock garden in its own right!

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