Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Bow Hunter

Scattered around the canyons of Utah and Arizona, petroglyphs are fairly common. Occasionally, you see them on isolated rocks. In some areas, such as Nine Mile Canyon in Utah, they are found all along the canyon walls for many miles. This hunting scene includes a rather thin hunter with a large bow hunting big horn sheep and what is probably a buffalo. Although we associate the herds of buffalo with the Great Plains, it is obvious from this petroglyph that Utah had herds of buffalo in prehistoric times. Today, there are two rather substantial herds of buffalo in Utah; Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake and the Henry Mountains in southcentral Utah.

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