Mahlac Pictograph Cave

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Mahlac Pictograph Cave
Nearest cityTalofofo, Guam
Arealess than one acre
NRHP reference #14000891[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 12, 2014

The Mahlac Pictograph Cave is a rock art site on the island of Guam. It is located high in the southern mountains of the island, and contains more than 40 images, rendered in paints that are white, red, brown, and black. The art was carefully analyzed in 2011, and a radiocarbon date of c. 600 CE was obtained from a paint sample. The meaning of the art is a subject of debate.[2]

The cave was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "Mahlac Cave Pictograph Brochure" (PDF). Guam Preservation Trust. Retrieved 2015-05-31.