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Analysis: Education is the ultimate solution to petroglyph vandalization

In early April, Richard Gilbert, a 36-year-old climber, was climbing an easy route in Utah when he bolted into a well-known petroglyph called the “Sunshine Wall” created by the Fremont people, who lived in the region roughly a millennium ago.

In a since-deleted post, he said it was an accident and mistook the petroglyph for graffiti, writing, “honestly, to me, it looked like a group of high school kids got high and chiseled the rock.”

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