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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.

 

This series of sites have been arbitrarily named after Boulder City Nevada. I used that name only because they are in the general geographical location of Boulder City.

 

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The first three photos of this group are part of the petroglyph complex, and are especially interesting if you are a fan of LaVan Martineau. In his book “The Rocks Begin to Speak” you can make the interpretation of “look” for the first photo, “under” for the second photo, and what do you get… yes, the directions to the shelter. It may be just a coincidence, but it is compelling when you are lead right to something.

 

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