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April 7, 2021 - Comments Off on “Irreplaceable” 1,000-year-old rock art vandalized in Georgia

“Irreplaceable” 1,000-year-old rock art vandalized in Georgia

The Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia is reporting that the Track Rock Gap rock art site has been vandalized (USA Today). Track Rock Gap is one of 3 heavily engraved soapstone petroglyph sites in the mountains of Georgia and North Carolina.

The sites are tied to the Cherokee and Creek nations. The best known of these soapstone sites is Judaculla Rock, seen here as a 3D model.

Judaculla Rock, Jackson County, North Carolina by Ancient Art Archive on Sketchfab

All pre contact story written on the landscape are irreplacable. Vandalism at Track Rock Gap is deeply sad.

Rescources:

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Track Rock Gap page

Judaculla Rock, NC

Alan Cressler's photos of Track Rock Gap

April 2, 2021 - Comments Off on Altamira Cave, Spain

Altamira Cave, Spain

Spain's Altamira is known for some of the most pristine examples of Paleolithic cave paintings. The bulls painted on the ceiling are at least 14,000 years old, and with new dating techniques, archaeologists have determined that painting first started in this chamber more than 34,000 years ago.

Stephen Alvarez takes photographs of a team dating the paintings inside Altamira cave.
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