Vontrigger

California 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.

Vontrigger

 

The Vontrigger site is located in the Mojave National Preserve, which is administered by the National Park Service. The preserve was created in 1994 and is approximately 1.6 million acres or over 2,400 square miles making it the third largest park system in the contiguous United States.

 

The Vontrigger site has evidence of being occupied from prehistoric through historic times. The part of the site that we visited consisted of very worn pictographs, several shelters, and a rock ring.

 

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