Rock shelter painting by American Indian likely circa 1000-1600
JAMESTOWN, Tenn. - Cory Holliday almost didn't see the stick figure painted on the sandstone. His first impression was that it was a clever fake.
A cave specialist for the Tennessee chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Holliday was searching for caves on a 4,200-acre tract in a remote part of Fentress County on the Cumberland Plateau. It was winter, and he heard water. Thinking there might be a cave nearby, he hiked down to the base of a bluff, where he discovered a rocky alcove bisected by a 10-foot waterfall.