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Land Hill Petroglyph Site Vandalized Again



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- A popular petroglyph site near St. George has been vandalized again.

Federal officials are offering $500 for information leading to the identification of people involved in scratching "Bad Habits" into one panel of ancient rock art at the Land Hill petroglyph site.

The vandals left other panels doubly damaged, including a rendering of a big horn sheep.

The Bureau of Land Management believes the defacing occurred between June 1 and June 16.

Land Hill is part of the Santa Clara Reserve -- 6,500 acres of public land -- managed by multiple government agencies, which protect the archaeological sites. Some of the rock art in the area is more than 5,000 years old.

In May, the BLM reported Land Hill petroglyphs were scratched with the names of people and sweethearts.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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