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Petroglyphs: Kansas History Written in Stone

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(Photo by Burke Griggs)

Imagine our Native American ancestors, huddled together, taking shelter in a cave during a ferocious thunderstorm. Scenes like this were likely played-out countless times here on the plains -- years before this place was even called Kansas. As Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us, these Indian ancestors left behind evidence of their existence -- clues carved in stone.


 

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Rex Buchanan photoWriter, banjo-player and KPR Commentator Rex Buchanan, who also serves as the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey at KU

Commentator Rex Buchanan is the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He's also a regular contributor to Kansas Public Radio's Morning Edition. You can check out pictures of Kansas petroglyphs on the KPR website -- kpr.ku.edu.  Production assistance for this commentary was provided by KPR news intern Dana McCoy.

FUN FACTOID: In his office at the Kansas Geological Survey, Rex has a collection of canned meat products from around the world.  We know...it's weird.


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