Photographer's Note

The Ancient Ones, Fremont, Puebloans and Navajo Native Americans started carving images on a large sandstone rock about 2,000 years ago, which the whiteman calls "Newspaper Rock". The Navajo call it "Tse' Hone" which means "a rock that tells a story".

There are over 650 petroglyphs on Tse' Hone representing animals - deer, buffalo, pronghorn antelope and even horses with human riders, introduced about 500 years ago by the Spanish explorers in America. There are also human figures and symbols which are not always known. The reason for the large concentration of petroglyphs is also unclear.

Newspaper Rock is now a Utah State Historic Monument located off Highway Route 211, 28 miles northwest of Monticello, and 53 miles south of Moab.
The Rock measures 200 square feet.

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