Black Canyon 4 - Hill 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.

Black Canyon 4 - Hill 2


Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (PNWR) Black Canyon had a rich prehistoric past and is best known for its “Pahranagat Man”. There are approximately 26 sites in Lincoln County where these Pahranagat-style motifs occur and they appear to be confined to an area within a 15-mile radius of Ash Springs, which is just north of Alamo Nevada.


The Hill 2 site measures about 360’ x 541’ (110 x 165 meters) and contains 8 rock features. The features include rock circles, which may be the remnants of prehistoric house foundations, possible hunting blinds, ceremonial shrines and/or prayer seats. Other circles and partial circles with stone floors are thought to be cache sites. Nearby this site are several rock art panels and a small shelter, which we did not photograph.


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