Many Indian petroglyphs are carved on Wingate sandstone in Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Utah, USA.
Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Utah, USA. The cliffs that enclose the upper end of Indian Creek Canyon are covered by hundreds of ancient Indian petroglyphs (rock carvings), one of the largest, best preserved and accessible groups in the Southwest USA. The petroglyphs have a mixture of human (feet, figures), animal (deer, pronghorn, buffalo, horse), abstract and material forms of uncertain meaning. Starting about 2000 years ago, humans have chipped away the dark natural desert varnish to reveal lighter colored Wingate sandstone beneath.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download