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These five slides show different views of petroglyphs from the Russell site in Russell County taken in 1956, 1957 and 1965. They show researchers and archeologists examining the site's glyph along the sandstone bluff face. The site has six areas of petroglyphs depicting turkey tracks, bear tracks, horse hoof prints, arrow glyphs, a large buffalo glyph superimposed with anthropomorphic glyphs, other anthropomorphic glyphs, equestrian glyphs, spatulate and circular glyphs, "rayed" circular glyphs and quadrupeds. The site has a remarkable glyph that appears to be wearing quilted armor in addition to other anthropomorphic figures in headdresses. Traces of red, and possibly blue and black, pigment could be seen at the petroglyph site. Additionally the site has been vandalized with modern graffiti, riddled with shotgun pellets, had entire glyphs removed and been gouged by tree branches.

Date: 1956-1965

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Item Number: 440404
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440404

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