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Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the ASU Deer Valley Rock Art Center exists to protect the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site, to interpret and appreciate the cultural expressions found here, and to be a center for rock art research worldwide.

Continued tribal connection reminds us to respect the sacredness of this site.

The center is a part of one of the top archaeology programs in the country – the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Built in 1994, this spectacular building designed by architect Will Bruder sits over the spillway of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s Adobe Dam.