Cottonwood Valley Wash 11

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.

Cottonwood Valley Wash 11


This trip through the Cottonwood Valley is made up of several non-related sites. The first thing that we came upon was a foundation which is probably the remains of an old cabin. We also came across one small roasting pit and a couple of miles later we found two larger roasting pits.


One of the more interesting sites that we located was on a hill top overlooking the valley. It appears to be a camping area with several small cooking pits.


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