Newspaper Rock

Newspaper Rock (HM2I1)

Location: Monticello, UT 84535 San Juan County
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N 37° 59.338', W 109° 31.099'

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State Historical Monument

Newspaper Rock is a petroglyph panel etched in sandstone that records approximately 2,000 years of early man's activities. Prehistoric peoples, probably from the Archoic, Basketmaker, Fremont and Pueblo cultures, etched on the rock from B.C. to A.D.1300. In historic times, Utah and Navajo tribesmen, as well as Anglos, left their contributions.

There are no known methods of dating rock art. Interpreting the figures on the rock, scholars are undecided as to their meaning or have yet to decipher them. In Navajo the rock is called "Tse' Hane' " (rock that tells a story ). Unfortunately, we do not know if the figures represent story telling, doodling, hunting magic, clan symbols, ancient graffiti, or something else. Without a true understanding of the petroglyphs much is left for individual admiration and interpretation.

Newspaper Rock was designated a state historical monument in 1961. It is here for your enjoyment. Please continue to preserve it.
HM NumberHM2I1
Placed ByUtah Parks and Recreation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 630110 N 4205626
Decimal Degrees37.98896667, -109.51831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.338', W 109° 31.099'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 20.28" N, 109° 31' 5.94" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 251-299 UT-211, Monticello UT 84535, US
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