National Monument rock art site vandalized in Arizona
2,000 year old petroglyphs at the Agua Fria National Monument in Arizona have been vandalized by obscene graffiti .The rare prehistoric art was covered in paint and defaced with obscene words. The rock art is believed to have been the handy work of Native Americans, who had earlier inhabited the area during the archaic period (8000 BC-1000 BC). The defacing and destruction of archaeological resources at a National Monument is a federal crime leads to a penalty of up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. A $2,500 reward for information leading the arrest of the culprits behind the vandalism is being offered by the Bureau of Land Management. Help protect and conserve rock art. For what to do when you come across rock art read the code of conduct.