Petroglyph thefts near Bishop stun federal authorities, Paiutes

Ancient hunters and gatherers etched vivid petroglyphs on cliffs in the Eastern Sierra that withstood winds, flash floods and earthquakes for more than 3,500 years. Thieves needed only a few hours to cut them down and haul them away. In the article, the “visitor” who discovered the damage was a BLM volunteer site steward. This volunteer followed all of the correct steps: making careful observations, notifying authorities, and avoiding any disturbance of potential evidence. BLM thanks this site steward, and all of you for your work to help preserve archaeological and historical sites. Download this flyer about reward information.