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Throughout New Mexico, images were created on stone over many thousands of years. But how do we understand the symbolism and intent behind art created using cultural knowledge we cannot access? This excerpt from the recent book "Blurred Boundaries: Perspectives on Rock Art of the Greater Southwest" helps to illuminate the origins and meanings behind a few common motifs.

By Polly Schaafsma / Photos by William Frej

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