Clamshell Petroglyphs

The Clamshell Petroglyphs are an easy-to-reach Anasazi site just outside of Fredonia, Arizona. These petroglyphs and pictographs are so old they are hard to see at all. Some interesting designs include some anthropomorphic figures, a water glyph, a six-toed footprint that could be a bear paw, and spirals. Lots of spirals. Obviously, it is an important symbol here.

The site must have once been a roadside picnic area because a few picnic tables are scattered amongst the juniper trees. The place has the feeling of abandonment now. But if you are in the area, it is a fine place to have lunch and relax with the spirits of the Ancients. The petroglyphs are a short scramble up a hill in a clamshell-shaped boulder.