Ancient petroglyphs at Big Bend National Park vandalized

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
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Authorities said the ancient rock was damaged when the vandals scratched their names and the date across the prehistoric art.

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (KTRK) -- Big Bend National Park officials are investigating a case of vandalism in the Indian Head area that happened during the holidays.

According to the National Park Service's website, a panel of ancient petroglyphs, an ancient rock carving, in the Indian Head area was damaged with the names and dates of the suspected vandals.

Experts said the damage on the petroglyphs may be beyond repair.

Park authorities said this is not the first incident and have seen an increase in vandalism and graffiti in the area. Now, they're asking for anyone with information on the persons involved to contact Big Bend National Park authorities at 432-477-1187.