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Procession Panel, H1629
"The Procession Panel"<br />
Bears Ears National Monument, Utah<br />
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Hundreds of pictographs and petroglyphs can be found throughout the American Southwest, but the Procession Panel stands out as one of the most detailed forms of rock art.  Found on a wall along an eighty-mile long Monocline called Combs Ridge, the panel depicts 179 human-like forms coming from three different directions and converging on a central circle.  It’s thought to represent a ceremonial gathering or migration story.  The panel also includes mountain sheep, elk and snakes.