Dingess Petroglyph

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The Dingess Petroglyph was found in 1987 under a rocky outcrop at a strip mine near Dingess, West Virginia, in Mingo County and was reportedly transported to Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area at Lenore.

The rock had five panels of markings or carvings and abstract symbols. The carvings are of unknown age or purpose, mostly likely made by Native Americans or their ancestors.

NOTE: If you choose to visit this or any other petroglyph, officials at the W.Va. Division of Culture & History request that you please refrain from touching the rock. Oils in human skin can cause the rock to more quickly erode.