Fremont Indian petroglyphs, Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, Utah
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Fremont petroglyphs, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, USA
The Fremont people were a prehistoric Native American culture that thrived in the American Southwest, particularly in the region now known as Utah, from roughly 200 to 1300 CE. They are renowned for their unique contribution to rock art, specifically the Fremont petroglyphs, which are scattered across the state's canyons and cliffs. These intricate petroglyphs, etched into stone surfaces, depict various aspects of Fremont life, including hunting scenes, human figures and enigmatic abstract symbols. Despite their significant contributions to ancient American art, much about the Fremont culture remains shrouded in mystery. Their sudden disappearance around 1300-1500 CE adds to the intrigue.