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tommy750
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5/13/2013
tommy750
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Just a little far afield of ABDSP, the All American Man pictograph may be the most famous in all of American rock art. Was gone last week volunteering with the Sierra Club doing archaeological site surveys just outside Canyonlands NP and decided to day hike 19 miles to see this guy. Located deep in Salt Creek in Southern Canyonlands, this Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pictograph has been dated to about 700 years before present. The chalk outline is modern and presumably from the now banned chalking technique often used on petroglyphs. Enjoy. Tom

The cave is about 15ft above ground and requires a little work to enter.


All American Man by tomteske, on Flickr

A few hand prints are present, also being found at multiple sites up and down Salt Creek


All American Man2 by tomteske, on Flickr

The cave contains a couple rock storage structures.


All American Man3 by tomteske, on Flickr
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So what's your take...real or fake..??

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tommy750
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tommy750
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dsefcik wrote:
So what's your take...real or fake..??


Apparently archaeologists feel it stylistically looks Anasazi and surrounding artifacts are consistent with this. Have read of two studies dating fallen pigment fragments that found no modern materials. Of all the rock art to alter, a site discovered in 1951 a LONG way from anything seems a peculiar choice to enhance. But who knows!
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