Canyonlands Research Bibliography
 

Title

Radiocarbon Dates on the All American Man Pictograph

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

American Antiquity

Volume

59

Issue

4

First Page

769

Last Page

781

Publication Date

1994

Abstract

Controversy has surrounded the All American Man pictograph in southeast Utah since its discovery in the 1950s. Its coloration, similar to the flag of the United States of America, has led to questions regarding its authenticity. We have obtained two radiocarbon values on a single sample comprised of pigmented sandstone fragments from one small area of this pictograph. They suggest the pictograph dates to the fourteenth century and indicate that it is an authentic, prehistoric pictograph, probably Anasazi in origin.

Comments

Originally published by the Society for American Archaeology. Full-text article is available through JSTOR.