Shaman Petroglyphs of Maine

There are over 500 petroglyphs at nine sites in Machias Bay in Maine. All were made between 380 and 3,000 years ago. According to Mark Hedden, an archaelogist for the Maine State Historical Commission, they are the work of tribal Shamans (medicine men) of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and may represent an evolution of the public performances of the interaction between shaman and spirit.

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