Hunters and artists: Glen Canyon rock art created by an ancient culture on the move

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Hunters and artists: Glen Canyon rock art created by an ancient culture on the move

A Glen Canyon Linear face stares out from a sandstone cliff along the San Juan River. Glen Canyon images may be 3,000 to 5,000 years old. They represent a hunter-gatherer culture that preceded Basketmaker and ancestral Puebloan farmers.
Classic Glen Canyon Linear images seen on a fallen boulder include a variety of insect-like stick figures in remarkable detail. Many Glen Canyon Linear rock-art panels are buried under the waters of Lake Powell. The images on the fallen boulder now sit perpendicular to the ground.
A Glen Canyon Linear face stares out from a sandstone cliff along the San Juan River. Glen Canyon images may be 3,000 to 5,000 years old. They represent a hunter-gatherer culture that preceded Basketmaker and ancestral Puebloan farmers.
A rock art panel above the San Juan River shows the Glen Canyon Linear style with cross-hatching marks inside animal or anthropomorph figures.
A large boulder cleaved off a cliff thousands of years ago in San Juan County, Utah, and rolled down slope to stand upright. Glen Canyon Linear images are now perpendicular to the ground but clearly visible.

Hunters and artists: Glen Canyon rock art created by an ancient culture on the move

A Glen Canyon Linear face stares out from a sandstone cliff along the San Juan River. Glen Canyon images may be 3,000 to 5,000 years old. They represent a hunter-gatherer culture that preceded Basketmaker and ancestral Puebloan farmers.
Classic Glen Canyon Linear images seen on a fallen boulder include a variety of insect-like stick figures in remarkable detail. Many Glen Canyon Linear rock-art panels are buried under the waters of Lake Powell. The images on the fallen boulder now sit perpendicular to the ground.
A Glen Canyon Linear face stares out from a sandstone cliff along the San Juan River. Glen Canyon images may be 3,000 to 5,000 years old. They represent a hunter-gatherer culture that preceded Basketmaker and ancestral Puebloan farmers.
A rock art panel above the San Juan River shows the Glen Canyon Linear style with cross-hatching marks inside animal or anthropomorph figures.
A large boulder cleaved off a cliff thousands of years ago in San Juan County, Utah, and rolled down slope to stand upright. Glen Canyon Linear images are now perpendicular to the ground but clearly visible.
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