Free tour of petroglyphs site is Saturday in Wyoming

2014-06-04T14:06:00Z 2014-06-04T20:59:39Z Free tour of petroglyphs site is Saturday in Wyoming The Billings Gazette

MEETEESE, Wyo.— The annual tour of Legend Rock State Archaeological Site is Saturday, June 7.

This year’s tour will be led by Michael Bies, administrator of O W Heritage Research L. C. Admission for the tour is free.

Those taking part in the tour should meet at Meeteetse Museums by 8:45 a.m. and complete a registration form. The museum is at 1947 State Street in Meeteetse.

The tour will leave the museum at 9 a.m. and arrive at the Legend Rock site at 10 a.m.

Legend Rock, 36 miles south of Meeteetse, is one of the oldest and best examples of Dinwoody rock art in the world.

Participants coming from the south or east may meet the organized museum group at Legend Rock. Participants should bring a sack lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Dinwoody petroglyphs are exclusively located in the Wind River and Big Horn Basins west of the Big Horn River and were made by the people who inhabited the area as early as 11,000 years ago.

They are always “pecked” and often resemble large humanlike figures with headdresses and many toes and fingers. Some figures are upside down. Their torsos may contain pattern of lines. The Legend Rock site contains nearly 300 petroglyphs.

For more information about this and other events from Meeteetse Museums, call 307-868-2423, email info@meeteetsemuseums.org, or visit meeteetsemuseums.org.

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