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Rock Art Site – Head of Sinbad – Pictographs

(Note: It is my intention and current effort to consolidate my posts refering to Rock Art Sites from other web locales to this web site. You may have viewed this information at Waymarking or Blogger, be assured, the words and photographs are mine!)

There are two Ancient Rock Art panels located here. One of the panels is sometimes referred as the ‘Best Preserved’ Pictographs of the Barrier Canyon style.

"Head of Sinbad"

"Head of Sinbad" - Pictograph

The “Head of Sinbad” Rock Art is located in Southeastern Utah in the United States near these coordinates.
N 38° 52.855 W 110° 46.259
12S E 519864 N 4303586

The Head of Sinbad Rock Art is fairly easy to access via dirt and graveled roads off I-70. I would highly recommend a four wheel drive vehicle if you wish to drive right up to the site, otherwise you can drive within about 3/4 mile. Although you can see the interstate from the Rock Art site you can not see the art from the highway! Take the time and explore this region of the San Rafael Swell in southern Utah with several other Rock Art sites nearby and also many Arches and other Historical and Natural wonders. The coordinates listed are directly in front of the cliff along a log fence that prevents vehicles from getting any closer.
The Head of Sinbad Rock Art site is actually named for the surrounding rock formations rather than the figures themselves. There are two panels of the Barrier Canyon style on a south facing cliff. These two Pictographs were painted thousands of years ago and the one on the right is still one of the most preserved of this type. The panel on the left is slightly covered from mud flowing from the cliffs above.

Native Americans painted and chipped their religious visions, clan symbols, and records of events onto these cliffs. In this region you will find the Barrier Canyon Style – 2000BC; Anasazi – 100BC; Fremont – AD600; and Historic Ute – AD1300-AD1600;

Please respect this and all such Rock Art. Also Please Note that the Antiquities Act of 1906 and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act provides serious penalties for vandals. Please Do Not Touch as even the oils in your skin can cause the paints and rock surfaces to deteriorate.

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Ancient Graffiti

Pictographs and Petroglyphs, Anthromorphs and Zoomorphs. Pecked, Painted, Scribed, or Brushed, this particular surface here on WordPress is designated to Rock Art. Ancient Rock Art. Especially that of our Ancestral Native Americans.

Here I will provide a plethora of information and personal insight from decades of research and up close encounters from throughout the Greater American Southwest landscape. This is where one can experience the vast canvas of Mesas, Mountains, Deserts, and Canyons and hopefully develop a shared appreciation for Ancient Graffiti.

To Tell or Not To Tell …

To divulge the closely held ‘secret’ locations of our Ancient Native American panels of Rock Art has always a been a sort of dividing line amongst those that seek out such knowledge for whatever personal reason. Whether it be a devout Archaeologist or just a novice Photographer I seriously doubt that even any degree between ether side of the spectrum lies in wait that dreaded Vandal.

I also understand mankind’s inherent greed and also occasional altered mental states brought about by various indulgences as demonstrated by those brought to justice for deeds against our Rock Art. Contrary though, the more knowledge that is shared, the more educated the masses become, and societal outlook on Artifacts and Archaeological Evidence molds to more natural moral respect. Additionally more observers equals a more varied interpretational base.

So ask and I might just tell

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