Squaw Creek
 
 
On top of Perry Mesa are "Seven Cities of Stone" – actually large pueblos – occupied in the 14th century by people belonging to what archaeologists call the Perry Mesa Tradition. The Squaw Creek Ruin – or Las Mujeres as it is properly called – has about 150 rooms. That's pertty big, but the rooms are mostly rubble now. Perhaps the most impressive thing at the site today is the spectacular display of petroglyphs, including some unique red deer.


 
 

Several deer petroglyphs at the Squaw Creek ruin are red,
making them stand out among the non-painted deer.
The deer also have disporpotionately large feet.















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