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Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument, Utah

Newspaper Rock is a petroglyph panel etched in sandstone that records approximately 2,000 years of early man's activities. Prehistoric peoples, probably from the Archaic, Basketmaker, Fremont and Pueblo cultures, etched on the rock from B.C. time to A.D. 1300. In historic times, Utah and Navajo tribesmen, as well as Anglos, left their contributions.

There are no known methods of dating rock art. In interpreting the figures on the rock, scholars are undecided as to their meaning or have yet to decipher them. In Navajo, the rock is called "Tse' Hane' " (rock that tells a story). Unfortunately, we do not know if the figures represent story telling, doodling, hunting magic, clan symbols, ancient graffiti, or something else. Without a true understanding of the petroglyphs, much is left for individual admiration and interpretation. Newspaper Rock was designated a state and historical monument in 1961. Please let us continue to preserve it. Utah Parks & Recreation

Aboriginal Rock Paintings Kakadu National Park, NT Australia

Kakadu is the world's third largest park. [Canada has the largest.] Kakadu represents Australia's only World Heritage site. The park earns this listing due to its unique flora, fauna and geology and because of the abundant Aboriginal cultural sites left by a civilization that flourished here for 50,000 years before the neighbourhood took a turn for the worse.

The age of rock art can only be estimated. The subject of the art gives the best clue to its age when it can be matched with known enviornmental or historical events. Look for the paintings of a long necked turtle and some fish. These and other freshwater animals became common in the area during the development of the floodplains about 2,000 years ago. So it is assumed that these paintings are less than 2,000 years old.

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