Jornada Mogollon Gallery

An outline type of Jornada Mogollon ceremonial mask was painted on a shallow overhang at Hueco Tanks. "Hueco" is Spanish for hollows. The three syenite boulder mountains in the Chihuahuan desert in west Texas contain numerous depressions, hollows, and fissures that may contain water for  weeks or months. This dependable water source attracted animals and humans for thousands of years. By the way, syenite is a "course-grained intrusive igneous rock with a general composition similar to that of granite." From Wikipedia.