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Vandal defaces prehistoric rock art site

Vandal Defaces Prehistoric Rock Art Site

A prehistoric and valuable rock in Utah was vandalized last month, and authorities might know who's responsible.

On May 25th, someone etched the initials "JMN" and the date next to the prehistoric image known as the "Pregnant Buffalo" on a rock in Nine Mile Canyon.

The canyon is known as the world's longest art gallery and is home to about 10,000 images dating back to 900 and 1250 AD - including the buffalo.

A local property owner says he was visiting the rock when he saw two people hurrying away from it and then found the markings. Hours later, a teenager reportedly confessed to the crime.

According to Deseret News, the last time anything was carved into the site was in 1867.

The Bureau of Land Management is still investigating the case while archaeologists review the extent of the damage.

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bradjud June 01 2014 at 9:27 PM

this nation is so busy marring gays pushing dope, an letting illeagals in our country , they forgot to teach in schools what our country is an our national treasures... an what this country was founded on religion...an trust in a higher power...it time to take our country back an kick out the liberals..

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muffin June 01 2014 at 9:13 PM

What a pathetic person who has to stoop to crime to make a name for himself. Guess he was to stupid to go the route of school, college, job, etc. to make a positive contribution to society. No, he has to deface a historical site b/c he is an imbecile.

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mikelookup June 01 2014 at 9:21 PM

Teenagers!! That generation has no sense whatsoever. Nor do they care about anything but themselves. Those two should be prohibited from all national and state park for the rest of their lives!

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laclone June 01 2014 at 9:06 PM

Hope the kid can say "Would you like fries with that?", because that's about the highest point now possible in his future career.

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bradjud June 01 2014 at 9:30 PM

save america... bring back baseball, snowballs etc snowcones, back yard cookouts ,clean tv, an ban rapp music..

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HD1584 June 01 2014 at 9:16 PM

The time out generation has done it again.

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Jeanne June 01 2014 at 9:02 PM

People are such damn jerks! Brain dead!

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jkrublit Jeanne June 02 2014 at 10:05 AM

That's why I like dogs and cats more

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vafilec_39 jkrublit June 02 2014 at 11:57 AM

Without a doubt jkrublit. They show more intelligence than the average human.

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amanda June 01 2014 at 9:30 PM

What a little jerk..I hope they give him time in jail for this.Disgusting..

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mtbike52 June 01 2014 at 9:03 PM


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michael June 01 2014 at 9:15 PM

Hey, those are my initials!

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