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.
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.