Petroglyph Beach is located on the north-west of Wrangell, a town in Alaska. The beach is so called for the large number of petroglyphs resembling eyes, totemic animals and geometric patterns that have been found carved into boulders and the bedrock on this site. These petroglyph are at least 8,000 years old, although their exact dates are uncertain.
The petroglyphs in Wrangell are found scattered near the shore just below the mean water line, revealing themselves during periods of low tide. Most of the petroglyphs can be found close to places of importance such as salmon streams and sites of habitation. Some 40 petroglyphs have been discovered till date, making Petroglyph Beach the site of the highest concentration of petroglyphs found in Southeast Alaska. Since 2000, the beach is a State Historic Park.
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