The information to reach this site was taken from Bill Mann’s book “Guide to 50 Interesting and Mysterious Sites in the Mojave” Volume 2. Mann’s books combined with the Death Valley Jim’s series of books are a great way to access location information on some of California’s prehistoric and historic sites. This type of information is not readily available to most of us, and I wish that I had a source like this for Nevada when I was first starting out.
According to Mann’s book, Shaman’s Cave was healing site which might explain a rock arrangement (photo 11 of 35) that we found in the shelter / cave. Next to the shelter entrance we found a few petroglyphs, and on the hilltop above the shelter we found a small area in the basalt that had been cleared.
Please Note: This entire area is a basalt field; so watch your step during snake season.