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Southern Nevada Rock Art Sites

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The Southwest, including Southern Nevada, has a significant amount of Native American Petroglyph / Rock Art Sites. Our web site will concentrate on the rock art of Southern Nevada which extends back over 1500 years, and was typically created by either the Paiute, Shoshone, Chemehuevi, or the Anasazi people.

 

Preservation through Education

 

We believe that rock art on public lands does not - and should not - belong to just a few select people or groups.  However, due to the fragile nature of many rock art sites, it is not realistic to have a large number of people visiting most of them. What we are attempting to do with our website is to provide visual access where those with the interest or the curiosity can go to see and appreciate a small piece of Native American history. Our beliefs are that by educating people to the historical significance of the rock art, people will be more inclined to respect, and preserve, the sites for the enjoyment of everyone for a long, long time.

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There are several small limestone caves in the hills around the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area.

 

According to some of the local people that I spoke to, this cave and other caves in the area have been used for teen drinking parties since the latey 1960's, and that was quite obvious once we were inside. The destruction, graffiti, and trash have taken their toll on these caves over the years. No petroglyphs or pictographs were found in or near these caves, but I was told that back in the 60's a few pictographs were still visible inside.

 

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