POTD: Buffalo Man

Buffalo Man
San Rafael Swell, Utah
2023

Initially I was pretty surprised and impressed by the modern looking design on this pictograph, but quickly realized those are bullet holes in the figure. I take a very dim view of anyone who would think it o.k. to target shoot at antiquities like this. And those who add their initials or other graffiti of their own design to such figures don’t fare much better in my mind, other than they weren’t using guns to express themselves. But if they insist on leaving their marks, they should do it somewhere else in the vicinity (preferably far away) rather than on top of them. Who know in a few centuries or millennia, their graffiti might actually earn historic respect rather than disdain. It’s a long shot but it’s about the only chance at a positive legacy many folks have I suppose.

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