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6:44 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Keyhole Sink rock art vandalized

Flagstaff, AZ – The popular hiking area known as Keyhole Sink on the Kaibab National Forest has had one of its ancient rock art panels defaced by vandals. The petroglyphs were made by Native Americans at least one thousand years ago.

A Kaibab archaeologist describes the vandalism as a senseless act that damaged fragile rock art and degraded a special place enjoyed by several thousand visitors each year. The petroglyphs are protected under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979.

Individuals with information regarding this incident can contact the Williams District Ranger at 928-635-5630.