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Location: New Mexico         Length: 9 min

In south-central New Mexico lies Three Rivers, where the Jornada Mogollon created over 10,000 petroglyphs between AD 900 and 1400. At the nearby Trinity Site, White Sands Missile Range, the world's first atomic bomb exploded in 1945. Juxtaposing these two sites reveals a striking contrast between two worlds: one which reveres and lives in harmony with the natural world and one which manipulates the forces of nature, creating the means for its destruction. This animated film by Karen Aqua explores these opposing forces and their relationship to, and effect on, one another.

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Produced by Karen Aqua

Copyright 1997 by Karen Aqua

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Preserving and Promoting New Mexico's Cultural Treasures (New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Museum of New Mexico)

Chronology of Southwestern Archaeology (University of California at San Diego)

The Mogollon: Their Magic (DesertUSA.com)

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division