Mazinaw Pictographs - Mazinaw Lakes (Bon Echo Provincial park), Ontario
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N 44° 54.284 W 077° 11.401
18T E 327107 N 4974701
Quick Description: Located at the confluence of Upper and Lower Mazinaw Lakes, within Bon Echo Provincial Park.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/27/2016 8:28:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMT52B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 9

Long Description:
"DESCRIPTION OF HISTORIC PLACE
Located at the confluence of Upper and Lower Mazinaw Lakes, within Bon Echo Provincial Park, the Mazinaw Pictograph National Historic Site of Canada is a large collection of pictographic symbols applied to a cliff face that rises sheer out of the water. The official recognition refers to a narrow band of 30 meters to the west and to the east of the cliff face.
HERITAGE VALUE
Mazinaw Pictographs was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1982 because:
- it is the largest rock art site on the southern Canadian Shield and the only major pictograph site in Southern Ontario; and,
- it is a very complex site containing many more abstract and geometric symbols than is normally the case.
Archaeological surveys of this site began as early as 1895, and continued periodically through to the present times. For size and complexity, this site has no rivals; no doubt the dramatic setting of a great cliff rising sheer out of the water was a factor in the choice of this location for pictographic arts.
Source: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minutes, April 2006.
CHARACTER-DEFINING ELEMENTS
Key elements contributing to the heritage value of this site include:
- the rock art paintings, spread out over 65 rock faces along a 2.5 metre stretch of the cliff face;
- the relatively natural setting of the paintings in relation to the cliff, the lake, and the surrounding provincial park;
- views from the far shore, or from the water, towards the cliffs." (visit link)
Type of Pictograph: Rock Painting

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