Chugai' Pictograph Site

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Chugai' Pictograph Site
Pictograph depicting turtles
Chugai' Pictograph Site is located in Northern Mariana Islands
Chugai' Pictograph Site
Chugai' Pictograph Site
Nearest cityRota, Northern Mariana Islands
Coordinates14°9′12″N 145°16′3″E / 14.15333°N 145.26750°E / 14.15333; 145.26750Coordinates: 14°9′12″N 145°16′3″E / 14.15333°N 145.26750°E / 14.15333; 145.26750
Arealess than one acre
NRHP reference #98001066[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 31, 1998

The Chugai' Pictograph Site is a prehistoric rock art site on the island of Rota in the Northern Mariana Islands. The rock art is located in a limestone cave on the southeastern side of the island, in the I'Chenchon Bird Sanctuary.[2] It consists of a large panel, 185 feet (56 m) in length, of about 90 painted drawings, believed to be of late pre-contact origin. The site is accessed via a trail cut by the Japanese during the South Pacific Mandate period.[3]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Reconnaissance Survey of Rota Island: Findings". National Park Service, via University of Hawaii. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  3. ^ "Reconnaissance Survey of Rota Island: Resource Significance". National Park Service, via University of Hawaii. Retrieved 2015-04-11.