Blue Diamond Hills 8

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.

Blue Diamond Hills 8

 

While hiking in an area west of Las Vegas Nevada, near the community of Blue Diamond we located habitat sites consisting of rock shelters and rock rings.

 

This shelter site has signs of very old habitation as well as signs of someone living or camping there around the 1920's or later.

 

In the shelter there was a stone mano for grinding (no metate was in sight), a wooden implement that had been split lengthwise, and a possible bone artifact. The most intriguing artifact was a round wooden shaft approximately 3/8" in diameter and 36" in length with a man-made taper at one end. The shaft is now bowed, but may have been straight at one time.

 

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