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Native Petroglyphs Destroyed by B.C. Hydro
05-13-2013, 07:52 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Vid at this link:


Quote:Local archaeologist Guy Prouty with Vancouver Island University described the incident as shameful and said it was inexcusable that an inspection of the area was not carried out before construction.

He said First Nations rock art served a variety of functions for its indigenous creators and lasting examples are an ethnographic record of spiritual or mythical history.

“They’re very important because any items in the archaeological record such as pictographs or petroglyphs, these are non-renewable. Once they’re destroyed, they’re gone forever,” Prouty added.


Well known site to whom? Obviously not the B.C. Hydro workmen.

Why wasn't the site somehow fenced off, or have at the very least a plaque to let people know there is an historical artifact there.

05-13-2013, 08:15 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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They show about the same regard for such things here. Bronze age dwellings get destroyed by forestry machines and so on. It's sad.
05-13-2013, 08:31 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Seems like an ongoing effort to wipe out any traces of pre Christian civilization in the name of progress.


05-13-2013, 08:34 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,954 Threads:446 Joined:Jun 2012
Who's responsibility would it be to protect these sites? I would think both should be responsible to manage and protect them. It looks like neither did so in this case. sad2.gif



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