3D model
Description Petroglyph, winged, bird. This petroglyph was carved into an outcropping of Sioux quartzite by direct percussion, using a hammer stone of harder or equal hardness to Sioux quartzite. It is one of approximately 5,000 petroglyphs found at the Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site in Comfrey, Minnesota. To learn more please visit:
Petroglyph, bird motif
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Place Made in: Jeffers Petroglyphs, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States
Context Pre-Contact Period
Materials Sioux quartzite
Creation Made by North American Indians
Subjects Made by North American Indians
Dates Creation: Approximately 5000 - Approximately 1750
(5000 B.C.- A.D. 1750)
Notes As part of the Jeffers Petroglyphs Conservation Project (2008 Capital Bond Project), the Minnesota Historical Society contracted with the University of Minnesota's Evolutionary Anthropology Lab (EAL) in 2011 to conduct white light scanning on a portion of the petroglyphs. The scanning provided a zero impact method of acquiring baseline documentation of the rock face and three-dimensional images of individual carvings. Master digital files, in obj file format, are available for research use at the Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site. Contact Site Manager for access.
Holding Type Archaeology
Identifiers JP.6.84

User Comments

  • Courtney on October 13, 2016 12:28:40 PM

    Very cool. it confused me at first because I didn't see how it looked like a bird, but eventually I figured it out.

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