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If you want to see prehistoric ?graffiti?, then a place in California has thousands of them. The Coso Rock Art District is a ?rock art? site in California that contains over 20,000 wall paintings or petroglyphs by Paleo-Indians. The district itself contains the Big and Little Petroglyph Canyons.

Paleontologists categorized the thousands of rock arts into six groups: entopic images, weapons & tools, bighorn sheep, ?medicine bag:? images, animals, and human-like or anthromorphic images. The rocks where these images are painted on (the Coso Range) are located inside the China Lakes Naval Weapons Base. Thus, public entry is regulated and restricted, which allowed the petroglyphs to survive without vandalism or deterioration.

The Big and Little Petroglyph Canyons were designate as National Historical Landmark in 1964 for their cultural and historical significance. A 2007 travel feature by the Los Angeles Times cited the site as one of the top 15 places to visit in California.
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