Friday, May 6, 2011


Recently, nationally renowned author, archaeologist and rock art specialist, Ed Lenik presented"American Indian Rock Art on the Susquehanna River" and he gave SRAC the OK to go ahead and tape it. We have made copies of this presentation and they will be available in the SRAC Gift Shop soon!

In the last half of the nineteenth century, petroglyphs were discovered on several small islands within the lower Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Three petroglyph sites occur near Safe Harbor in Lancaster County: one on Walnut Island upriver from the Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Dam, a second group on Cresswell Rock a mile and one-half up river from Walnut Island, and a third group on Big and Little Indian Rocks and other smaller rocks below the dam. In Maryland about three miles below the Pennsylvania state line, the Bald Friar petroglyphs were located on several small islands in the river. Three distinct styles of images occur within these sites. In this 58-minute presentation filled with rare photos of the rockart, the author offers his interpretations and insights about these mysterious works of ancient art.

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