Greaser Petroglyph, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 42° 10.958 W 119° 48.483
11T E 268100 N 4673871
Quick Description: Petroglyphs north of Ore. Hwy. 140 near Greaser Canyon.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 12:59:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Patudles
Views: 107

Long Description:
Remember it is the responsibility of every person who visits a rock art site to leave it as they found it. Do not disturb it in any way. Do not touch it. Do not climb on it. Do not camp near it.

These petroglyphs are located on a southwest facing basalt boulder north of Ore. Hwy. 140 near Greaser Canyon. The location is about 5 miles east of Adel, Oregon. Additional petroglyphs occur on some of the other boulders in the area.

Greaser Petroglyph Sign
“These designs are examples of Native American rock art. They are called petroglyphs. The exact meanings of the designs are not known. They may have been used in ceremonies, or as maps. Perhaps they marked tribal ownership or represented personal power.”
”Reconstruction was necessary to repair damage done by vandals. Altering designs by any means will ruin them and is a violation of law. Please help protect petroglyphs.”

At the time of European contact the predominate Native Amerian group using the area was the Northern Paiute. Many of the petroglyphs of southeast Oregon may date to the time of the Pluvial Lakes which fill many of the desert basins. Some estimates place the earliest petroglyphs to as much as 12,000 years old, if so the Northern Paiute may have had nothing to do with them.
Type of Pictograph: Petroglyph

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