The Great Hunt Panel Site is located in Nine Mile Canyon, Utah, approximately 45 miles north and east of Wellington, Utah at the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon. The property consists of five prehistoric rock art panels, the fixture being the world-famous Great Hunt Panel. Artistic motifs range from the Archaic through the Fremont-period, thus the period of significance is 8000 BP to 700 BP. Early archaeological explorer, Albert Reagan first described and excavated the site in 1931, and it has been redocumented by Sargent in 1976 and Spangler in 2007.
The Great Hunt Panel Site is a nationally significant representation of prehistoric rock art. One of the five panels, the Great Hunt Panel, has been used in publications across the globe and is a nationally-recognizable prehistoric artistic expression of prehistoric life. The site displays religious behavior and hunting behavior. The Great Hunt Panel is an elaborate composition that includes at least 30 bighorn sheep and eight anthropomorphs configured in a pattern that has been interpreted as a communal hunt.
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