Cottonwood Cove South 2

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.

Cottonwood Cove South 2

 

When we originally started searching the area south of Cottonwood Cove, we had hoped to find sites similar to the ones on the north side of the cove (see Cottonwood Cove 1 – 7). So far no petroglyphs, but we are finding signs of habitation. We located several rock formations that may be directional markers, rock rings, and a couple of depressions that may have been sleeping areas.

 

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