Harvesting Your Cultural History

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by High Country Herb, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    This story is about petroglyph thefts in California. I am posting this in the Rockies Regional thread because I know there are tons of resources in your area.

    My guess is that a rich criminal from who knows where is paying for pieces of our cultural heritage for their private collection. They probably see that we are short on budget, and are taking advantage of it.
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    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov...theft-20121119

    If you are riding in areas with petroglyphs or other pieces that could be cut from the rock, carried away, or otherwise damaged, please keep an eye out for suspicious activity. In this case, it looks like someone brought out a gas powered rock saw, and cut the petroglyphs from their rightful places.

    The government can likely stop them, but only with eyes everywhere. That part is up to us. Good luck. :deal<!-- / message --><!-- edit note -->
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    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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  3. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    We're starting a Site Steward program in the Boulder area with volunteers assigned to monitor areas of archaeological interest, including petroglyphs.
    There are site steward programs in other areas needing volunteers. Some are run through the Forestry Service and some through private groups.
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