This series of small rockshelters occur near the top of a high cliff overlooking the Devils River. The shelters have small, steeply sloping floors and they face west, making these shelters unsuitable for habitation. But they were used as rock art galleries. If you look close in the center of the picture you can see an archeologist standing in front of an impressive rock art panel featuring a panther with a curly tail. As you might guess, this site is known as "Curly-Tailed Panther." Its unusual and precarious location suggests that this place was the scene of special rituals perhaps including "vision quests" or similar phenomena. Photo from ANRA-NPS Archives at TARL.
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