Tag Archives: Pictograph

Layser Cave

Located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest high above the Cispus River and within sight of Mount Adams, Layser Cave is one of the more significant archaeological sites in western Washington State. Found to have been inhabited for over 7,000 years and abandoned approximately 3,500 years ago when Layser Cave, as well as other shelter sites in the region, were inundated by ash and pumice generated by an eruption of Mount St. Helens.
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Head of Sinbad

While exploring south eastern Utah, I made a stop at the well-published Head of Sinbad pictograph site. This impressive site is a worthy representation of the Barrier Canyon culture style of pictographs dating back nearly 3,000 years. Today one of the main panels is slowly being covered by sediment being washed down the cliff face from high above and will someday in the future completely cover this panel.
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