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That is just horrible! The individuals that did that should be punished severely and hopefully no one will buy this type of artwork from these individuals.
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It's really sad. I've never seen those petroglyphs, but my favorite glyphs are over the border in Nevada!

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I visited a too-accessible petroglyph site today, and swarms of people were crawling all over them.  One woman slid on her butt right down the main panel.  Something that can last a thousand years or more in the elements won't survive more than a couple generations of our civilization.  :(
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Is that is 'art' and worth money then it's time to start saving those refrigerator drawings . . .

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... then it's time to start saving those refrigerator drawings . . .

There's still a picture on my refrigerator that my then 7-year-old cousin drew over 20 years ago in a game of Pictionary.  It's oddly similar to some petroglyphs, but I kept it because it was such an unexpected embodiment of the word it represented.
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*sigh

It is not "old graffiti" nor is it "refrigerator drawings". Don't make me go all Frison on you.
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If a kid with a can of spray paint makes an awesome picture on a rock, it's graffiti (considered vandalism).  

If you find a cave where someone scratched stick figures on a wall with blood and berry juice it's a national treasure.  

It's cool that someone 6 bazillion years ago did it. But it's the same damn thing. You can Frison all you want.  I'll be watching football :)


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Slid her butt down some ancient drawings? Great.People have no respect. When I can't get to the trail, I usually stay home. I can't stand the changes in people over the decades.
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I just came back from a week in that area.  It is BIG news there.
Some may liken these petroglyphs to graffiti, the members of local Paiute tribe in the area would certainly disagree.

Graffiti or not graffiti - it's a bummer that a handful of selfish individuals did such damage.
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If a kid with a can of spray paint makes an awesome picture on a rock, it's graffiti (considered vandalism).  

If you find a cave where someone scratched stick figures on a wall with blood and berry juice it's a national treasure.  

It's cool that someone 6 bazillion years ago did it. But it's the same damn thing. You can Frison all you want.  I'll be watching football :)

By that logic, your scribblings on this forum are the exact same thing as an original signed copy of the Declaration of Independence.

In theory, they are.  In practice, they're very very different.


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