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Native American Rock Carvings

Rock carvings are called "petroglyphs." Petroglyphs were found by early European explorers along the Susquehanna River. They were carved by the prehistoric Algokian-language Native Americans before they were displaced by the Susquehannock Tribe around 1600 AD. They are believed to be Maryland's most ancient carvings. The colors of the photographs shown below were adjusted to make the carvings more visible.

     
     
The above petroglyphs may be found at the Headquarters
of the Historical Society of Harford County.

The photograph above shows an unusual design. The matching design below it was
found in figure seven of Paul Cresthull's publication: Typology of Human Head Petroglyphs
from Bald Fiar Site
, Maryland Archeology, the Journal of the Archeological Society of Maryland ,
Volume 10, Numbers 1 & 2, page 7, March-September 1974.
The above petroglyph is not
currently under the protection of the Historical Society of Harford County.
Compilation of Bald Friar petroglyph
drawings prepared by Paul Cresthall for
The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.

Sources of Information on the Petroglyphs

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