More petroglyph damage

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More petroglyph damage

Postby yuccahead » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:16 am

From the NPS Morning Report-


Friday, March 26, 2010



INCIDENTS

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area (AZ,NV)
Native American Petroglyphs Vandalized

A 20-year-old Bullhead City man suspected of vandalizing petroglyphs in Grapevine Canyon was cited by rangers on Friday, March 19th. He and a 13-year-old boy were reported to have been shooting paintballs in the area. At least four petroglyph panels and numerous rock faces were defaced with paint. A caller to Bullhead City 911 reported that there were kids in the canyon shooting paintballs. Park rangers responded and contacted the man at the Grapevine Canyon trailhead parking lot. A preliminary investigation lead them to suspect that he was responsible for the red and green paint splatters in the canyon. The man was issued citations for defacing/disturbing an archeological resource, using and discharging a weapon, littering and vandalism. He was cited and released but will be required to appear before a federal magistrate. The National Park Service is coordinating the clean up with area tribes. For a series of photos showing the damage, click on the link below. [Submitted by Andrew S. Muñoz, Public Affairs Officer] More Information...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakemeadnra

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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby TradClimber » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:38 am

DANG IDIOTS!!!

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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby reptilist » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:47 am

I've seen that paint ball vandalism in Cave Creek Canyon of the Chiricahuas too.....
I can barely stand to be where other people go anymore.
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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby cubfan64 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:02 am

I can barely stand to be where other people go anymore.


I hear you!!

One of the most powerful and long lasting memories I have of any television commercial I saw as a child was the "Keep America Beautiful" compaign in the early 1970's. I was still a pre-teen but can recall the image immediately whenever I hear stories like this.

I imagine there are MANY spirits of ancestors past who shed a tear when they look down at the needless damages we've caused and continue to cause.

If convicted, they should be sentenced to many hours of community service on a local native american reservation in addition to visiting native american schools to appologize for what they did and teach the children how important their heritage is to keep preserved. That would have a much greater impact than a fine imho.

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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby silent hunter » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:31 am

I remember that indian standing there as trash is thrown from a car and lands at his feet. Then the tear drops.

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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby desert wanderer » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:05 am

I simply cannot imagine, nor comprehend, why someone would desecrate and/or vandalize petroglyphs. I used to become irritated with many websites choosing to NOT disclose specific locations of petroglyph panels.
I am a lover of petroglyphs, and seek out as many locations as I possibly can. However I am starting to understand why lots of anthropologists and archaeologists keep the locations secret. It is truly ashame that they have to, as it is difficult for me to find new panel locations. Does anyone know where I can find information pertaining to locations of panels?

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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby Plays In The Dirt » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:44 am

desert wanderer wrote: it is difficult for me to find new panel locations. Does anyone know where I can find information pertaining to locations of panels?


Here's a link to some of Nevada's sites: http://publicrockart.com/

I'm really sorry that even these locations are posted but many are not and that's a good thing. I've seen so much damage to Petroglyph Panels where idiots can't resist destroying them. Thankfully I know where there are many that are unknown, (or only known by a few).

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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby desert wanderer » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:09 am

Thanks for the link, PITD! I lost your email address, long time, no hear! Lots of changes in my life. Please email me at; rixcamp@gmail.com when you get the chance. Thanks again.

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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby Desertroad » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:32 am

I still have my *signed* Iron Eyes Cody poster from when he visited my elementary school.

That has to be worth a few bucks, despite his being part Italian, or something, maybe :)

But I'm saving it for when my daughter gets old enough to understand what a bad habit littering is.

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Re: More petroglyph damage

Postby yuccahead » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:45 am

desert wanderer wrote:I simply cannot imagine, nor comprehend, why someone would desecrate and/or vandalize petroglyphs.


Me either.


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