Gadao's Cave

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Gadao's Cave
Pictograph from Gadao's Cave.jpg
Pictograph from Gadao's Cave thought to depict the legendary Chiefs Gadao and Malagueña.
Gadao's Cave is located in Guam
Gadao's Cave
Nearest cityInarajan, Guam
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
NRHP reference No.74002309[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 19, 1974

Gadao's Cave is a rock art site on the United States island of Guam. Located near the village of Inarajan, the cave is the site of a panel of approximately 50 pictographs, painted with a mixture of coral lime and tree sap. The most unusual images are of two human stick figures that appear to be carrying things. It is not known who painted them or when, and what their significance is.[2]

The cave was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Asian-Pacific Heritage Month: Guam". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-06-03.