Paiute Cave

Arizona 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.

Paiute Cave

 

Paiute Cave is a partially collapsed lava tube located in the north-west part of Arizona about 40 miles from the Utah border. The pictographs at this site have retained their intensity of color because of their location within the cave / lava tube.

 

There is a mixture of red, whites and yellows. The reds and whites near the entrance are thought to be Paiute in origin and the red and yellows further in are thought to be Anasazi. The different colored figures may represent people coming or going to different realms within the spirit world.

 

Many of the following photographs will be duplicated and many will be followed by an enhanced version using D-Stretch.

 

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