Beatty 2

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.

Beatty 2 - aka Sober-up Gulch

 

This petroglyph site is not far from the town of Beatty Nevada. The site starts on the top of a ridgeline, and then instead of following the ridge, it stays on top for a short distance, and then drops off and goes down the slope almost to the wash below. Most sites would have followed the ridgeline, but this one goes perpendicular to the ridgeline and that makes it different and very interesting to me.

 

Because of lighting conditions many of the petroglyphs are very difficult to see.

 

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