Crescent Spring - Habitat Site

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.

Crescent Spring - Habitat Site


In the first two photos you can see a rock cairn has been engulfed by a pinion pine. To me, this suggests that the cairn has been there for a very long time. The cairn also marked the beginning of the habitat area pictured below.


In the rest of the photos almost every cleared area had evidence of tool manufacturing or usage, plus in this same area we noticed two partial metates and a rock ring. The most interesting of all this was what appeared to be the remnants of several different stone walls - possibly for a living structures.


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