There are several archaeological sites to be found in Maine. There's at least one of them that we didn't find. But we did find these.
Before we go any further - a few words of caution for those who would visit these sites -
Those who visit archaeological sites should be aware that this kind of art is both fragile and irreplaceable. Many of the photos here clearly show the kinds of destruction, both intentional and unintentional, that can be inflicted on this kind of art.
One of the most destructive influences is simply the oils that our hands leave behind when we touch something (anything). Those oils will destroy rock art as surely as a jackhammer, if more slowly. Carving one's name, spray painting, or shooting one's initials into the site with a rifle are more direct (and have all been done), and deserve no sympathy at all. But those things are ultimately no more destructive than the simple act of running one's finger across a pictograph.
With that in mind, please read the following adaptation of a very old cautionary notice from a spacecraft control center.
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Created: 25 Nov 2009