Aztec Wash 1

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.

Aztec Wash 1


Aztec Wash 1 is a small site in a wash at ground level.  Some of the older petroglyphs are partly covered by sediment which gives the impression that there may be more glyphs below the current level of the surface.  With sediment washing down from the hills above over the last thousand years, who knows for sure just how many glyphs have been covered by the rising level of sediment.


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