Kohta Circus 1

  • kc 010a  Many of the shelters in the area of Kohta Circus have been occupied.  I first visited Kohta Circus in October of 2002, and for those of you who had a chance to visit the site before that time will note the conspicuous absence of the two metates from the shelter pictured below.  The people who took me to Kohta said that the metates had been there on their last visit just four months earlier, so now I assume they are in a private collection somewhere.  One obvious question is why did Las Vegas BLM leave them at the site knowing that the site would soon become public knowledge?  Shortly after my first visit in 2002 I contacted the Las Vegas BLM and asked if they had removed them, and in typical fashion at that time, they said that they were not able to answer my question.
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  • kc 011a  The next two are believed to be of the two metates that were originally in or near the shelter pictured.  The photographer was lucky enough to get the photos before someone else took off with the artifacts.  To clarify: the owner of the photos had absolutely nothing to do with the removal of the artifacts, and the photos are being used with the permission of the owner.
  • kohtacircusshelter1  One obvious question is why did Las Vegas BLM leave them at the site knowing that the site would soon become public knowledge?  Shortly after my first visit in 2002 I contacted the Las Vegas BLM and asked if they had removed them, and in typical fashion at that time, they said that they were not able to answer my question.
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