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FECM meeting highlights petroglyphs

– Press release The annual meeting of the Friends of the Eastern California Museum features an exploration of ancient mysteries and a chance to indulge in some high-class modern amenities. The public is invited to the Friends Annual Meeting, which will take place on Saturday, March 14. The event will begin with a reception at […]

 
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More from CHP Lt. on Round Valley incident

Citizens are still questioning a reported incident in the Round Valley area in which a Highway Patrol Officer questioned residents as they looked at a petroglyph site in that area and photographed their identification. The CHP Lieutenant in Mono County has offered further response. The report came in that the wife of a CHP officer […]

 
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A sierrawave.net reader provided  photos of the damage and thefts at the petroglyph site.  This shows an attempt to steal with four sides cut by a saw.

BLM asks for public help on petroglyph case

Still no arrests in the theft and vandalism of ancient petroglyphs near Bishop, and Bureau of Land Management officials still will not say exactly where the recovered petroglyphs are now and where they were found. Bernadette Lovato, BLM Field Office Manager in Bishop, said investigators continue to work on leads. She said because this is […]

 
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A sierrawave.net reader provided  photos of the damage and thefts at the petroglyph site.  This shows an attempt to steal with four sides cut by a saw.

Stolen petroglyphs recovered

UPDATE:  2-1-13  BLM Field Office Manager Bernadette Lovato said that BLM “received anonymous information and we recovered the petroglyphs.” Bureau of Land Management investigators don’t want to say where or how, but they confirmed today that the petroglyph panels stolen from the major rock art site north of Bishop have been recovered and are in […]

 
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Petroglyph reward, donations near $10,000

Just under $10,000 has now been donated to a fund related to the major theft and vandalism of ancient rock art near Bishop last November. Bureau of Land Management investigators continue to work on the case that gained global attention. More than one suspect used a power saw, generators and ladders to cut out and […]

 
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The LA Times story describes the major effort thieves used to steal the ancient art.

Petroglyph story spreads worldwide

The Los Angeles Times, NBC News and even the BBC have reported more details on the vandalism and theft of ancient Paiute Indian petroglyphs from an area in the volcanic tablelands north of Bishop. LA Times reporter Louis Sahagun wrote that at least four petroglyphs were cut out of the rock and stolen and dozens […]

 
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