Vandals strike No. Ariz. archaeological site

Williams, Arizona (AP) September 2010

Vandals defaced a rock art panel at northern Arizona’s Keyhole Sink on the Kaibab National Forest.

The site is only accessible by hiking nearly a mile. It consists of rock art known as petroglyphs made by Native Americans at least 1,000 years ago.

A Kaibab archaeologist describes the vandalism as a senseless act that damaged fragile rock art and degraded a special place enjoyed by several thousand visitors each year.

The petroglyphs are protected under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979.

Individuals with information regarding this incident can contact the Williams District Ranger.