This is a very faded Barrier Canyon Style pictograph panel that I stumbled across this spring while searching for rock art near Moab. The most unique part of this panel is where it’s actually located. This panel is painted underneath a large overhang facing straight down towards the ground. There is not much room to slide underneath and get a view, which makes it tough to take a good photo of. The location of this panel makes me wonder if the sandy ground underneath it might have been much deeper at the time it was painted? If you would like to see the orientation of this pictograph panel under the large overhang, check out this photo my friend Jackson took of me while I was taking photos of it. This was a really cool find for me that I did not expect to come across. It’s amazing what you can find if you just keep searching!
Archaeology: The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts.
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