Red Rock shows off restored pictographs

Las Vegas, Nevada (AP) June 2011

Bureau of Land Management officials say they have restored a prehistoric pictograph at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area outside Las Vegas that was defaced by a graffiti vandal last year.

Hikers discovered the gang graffiti scrawled over historical pictographs and petroglyphs at the scenic federal preserve about 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip in November.

Authorities said the graffiti had covered drawings scraped and ground into the rocks up to 1,000 years ago – probably by Native Americans who once lived in the area.



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