Inscription Canyon | December 7, 2015
Talking Rock is rich with history, but one of our oldest artifacts sits right in the heart of Phase 15. Now named Inscription Canyon, this ancient land was once home to members of the Yavapai Indian Tribe. Early residents of the land coined the name “Inscription Canyon” where 1,200 ancient petroglyphs were discovered. For Native Americans petroglyphs, or rock carvings, are considered to be a calendar and library of tribal history that cover all aspects of life.
After the archaeologists visited the land, they estimated that the earliest date of inhabitation of the land was 620 AD through 1310 AD and Inscription Canyon remains a place where time has virtually stood still. In 2001 Talking Rock owners deeded the 4.2 acres to the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe and committed to conserving the land. This land remains untouched and a sacred piece of Yavapai and Talking Rock history.