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  • X-rated on the rocks

    "The Serpent and the Sacred Fire: Fertility Images in Southwest Rock Art," by Dennis Slifer, takes a look at the sexual imagery of much Southwestern rock art.

  • Indian rock art under the drill?

    Crow Indians fear that rock art will be opened up to vandalism if Anschutz Exploration Co. drills an exploratory oil well and upgrades an access road in Montana's Weatherman Draw.

  • The grammar of picture writing

    The grammar of picture writing

    Researcher Levan Martineau made possible the work of archaeologist Carol Patterson when he used universal Native American sign language to decode the meanings embedded in petroglyphs.

  • The great giveaway

    The great giveaway

    The BLM hurriedly releases six proposed resource management plans for 11 million acres of public land in Utah, leaving little time to respond.

  • Suburbia blasts through a national monument

    A rocky western escarpment and the Petroglyph National Monument have long held back Albuquerque’s sprawl, but now the Volcano Heights development is coming, and a controversial road through the monument may be built

  • Petroglyphs and pavement collide

    N.M. Sen. Pete Domenici and Indian leaders are in a stand-off over road building in Petroglyph National Monument.

  • The gestures in rock art

    Archaeologist Carol Patterson builds on the work of Levan Martineau to unlock the meanings of rock art.

  • A road to ruins?

    New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici is trying to push a controversial six-lane highway through Albuquerque's Petroglyph National Monument.

  • Pictures worth 2,000 words

    Emery County, Utah, hires art restorers to remove graffiti from prehistoric rock art in Buckhorn Wash.

  • Dust on the rocks

    The results of a scientific study on the effects of dust on rock art are somehow “lost” in the haze of Barrett Corporation’s drilling in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon.

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