New Techniques Help To Identify Ancient Artwork

September 1, 2014 9:13 AM

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New Techniques Help To Identify Ancient Artwork

Tucked away in the red rock cliffs in Canyonland’s National Park life-size figures have been sketched into the stones. For many years, experts believed the sketches were originally drawn about 2,000 to 4,000 years ago, but recently a research team at Utah State University has discovered new evidence that might suggest something new.

Using more modern luminescence dating techniques, and with the help of Denmark scientists, researchers have analyzed this mysterious rock art in the region they call the “Great Gallery” and determined that the figures were more likely drawn between 1,000 and 2,000 years ago.

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