Dry Lake 6 - Shelters and Rock Rings

  • drylake6oldandnew  This site was one of the more interesting in the Dry Lake complex.  It has two shelters, fractured metates or grinding stones, several rock rings, and more gas tanks.  The shelters were tested in 1980 and yielded Puebloan, Paiute, and Patayan cultural materials dating from A.D 95 to A.D 480.
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  • drylake6-077  Shelter 2
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  • drylake6-072  The bench above the shelters.  The most interesting part of this site for me were the rock rings on the bench above the shelters.  Each ring is near the edge of the bench overlooking the wash below it and the entire Dry Lake area (photos 1 and 3).  From this vantage point you would be able to see anyone coming from miles away.
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  • drylake6old-048  The last 6 photos were taken in 2003.   There are a few things that look like they may have been moved or removed from the area.
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