Out-of-state vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde

A group of vandals believed to be from Oklahoma destroyed archaeological artifacts to write graffiti on the side of a sandstone cliff in Mesa Verde National Park recently.

Park officials posted several pictures of vandalism and graffiti at Mesa Verde on a Facebook page.

“Why do you think people do this? What do you think the intent is and what can we do as a culture to cut down on these occurrences?” the post asked.