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Ancient Big Bend Rock Art Irreparably Vandalized

January 10, 2022

People have inhabited the area that today makes up Big Bend National Park in southwestern Texas for at least 13,000 years. At some point during what archaeologists refer to as the Archaic Period, which stretches back 8,500 years, people began carving abstract shapes into a massive boulder. That boulder remains long after the original inhabitants left, and their art has kept silent vigil over the desert landscape since. Adventure Journal