Thousand-year-old Native American rock carvings have been vandalized in the Chattahoochee National Forest

Thousand-year-old Native American petroglyphs, or rock carvings, in Georgia have been vandalized, the US Forest Service said 星期一.

The petroglyphs in Track Rock Gap, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, were carved by Creek and Cherokee people over 1,000 几年前, the Forest Service stated.
The petroglyphs are located in Track Rock Gap in Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is sad and frustrated to learn that Track Rock had been vandalized. These are special and rare sites,” said the Tribal Heritage Preservation Office in a statement. “They are special sites for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and for all people as part of the Heritage of this region. Whether through ignorance or malicethe result is irreparable damage to a unique site that connects us directly to the people of the past.
      The petroglyphs were protected by the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, the US Forest Services stated, 打电话给他们 “an irreplaceable part of the nation’s heritage.
        The Forest Service did not say if and how they will be restored, but encouraged future visitors to not touch the designs and to tread lightly when visiting archaeological sites.