Blue Diamond Hills 6

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.

Blue Diamond Hills 6

 

While hiking in an area west of Las Vegas Nevada, near the community of Blue Diamond we located habitat sites consisting of rock shelters and rock rings.

 

The shelter is about 4' high at the entrance angling down to about 18" at the rear of the shelter. It's approximately 12' to 15' across the front and 8' deep.

 

The interior is loaded with debris brought in by animals over the years, and there is a large pack rat midden in the rear of the shelter. There are many small animal bones littering the floor as well as what looks like the remnants of several agave plants. Even though there is not a lot of visible fire blackening, there may be evidence of a fire pit underneath of debris littering the floor. There were also several artifacts.

 

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