In the News: ‘Mysterious Rock Art Island Of The Susquehanna River’ with TopoRanger

In August YouTuber Topo Ranger and I enjoyed a perfect day on Lake Aldred, searching for petroglyphs. Armed with two diagrams from Donald Cadzow’s 1931 archeological report, we journeyed to Little Indian and Big Indian Rock to experience the rock carvings ourselves.

We were not disappointed. In fact, we were able to uncover a couple of carvings near the waterline caked with mud.

Unfortunately, Cadzow was unable to identify the pictographs I’ve highlighted in the photographs above. However, the first image is, without a doubt, a four-legged animal. Perhaps a squirrel. What do you think?

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Here’s Topo Ranger’s YouTube video documenting our expedition.

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2 thoughts on “In the News: ‘Mysterious Rock Art Island Of The Susquehanna River’ with TopoRanger

  1. Thanks for posting this. It’s very cool. I’m from Atlanta, GA which makes this difficult to research, but I’ve been tracking a story that takes place in near Red Rock on the Susquehanna. I’ve since learned that Red Rock is named after a rock that is supposed to have petroglyphs on it as well. Do yo know if anyone has captured photos of those glyphs? Thanks!

    1. You are welcome. I don’t, but if you have some more information I can see if I can find it. I know a few sites were flooded when they built the dams on the lower Susquehanna.

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