Perry Tank Canyon
 
 
On top of Perry Mesa are "Seven Cities of Stone" – actually large pueblos containing 100 or more rooms – occupied in the 14th century by people belonging to what archaeologists call the Perry Mesa Tradition. While the architecture must have been impressive in ancient times, the buildings are mostly rubble now. Today, I believe it's the rock art on Perry Mesa that steals the show.
 
 


This petroglyph panel includes a duck.
The image is unique enough that the ruin at Perry
Tank Canyon is officially named Pueblo Pato.




The hat was placed on this human for size
reference. It's a big petroglyph – with even
bigger feet. Oversize feet are common on both
people and animal artwork on Perry Mesa.




The book Ruins Seldom Seen is available from
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