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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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Bridge Canyon is located within BLM and National Park Service land, and contains petroglyph sites along much of its length.

 

On this website, I have Bridge Canyon 1 – 5, which in reality should be 1 thru at least 10. I originally visited this site in 2002 and for some reason I ended up lumping multiple sites into one site. In the near future, I will return to the area and re-photograph the sites and post them correctly.

 

Bridge Canyon is in the Newberry Mountains north and west of Laughlin Nevada. The canyon has multiple rock art sites in it including some with the geometric pattern called “Grapevine” style. The style was named after the type of rock art found in nearby Grapevine Canyon. The main Grapevine Canyon site is a public rock art site just off Hwy 163 and Christmas Tree Pass. You can find driving directions and information about Grapevine Canyon Rock Art all over the internet.

 

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