Old Woman Mts - Shelter Site

Part 2

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.

Old Woman Mts - Part 2


The Old Woman Mountains are located in the southeastern part of California. Within the mountains is a large granite outcropping containing a shelter / cave known as the “Old Woman Cave”.


The shelter contains pictographs and is about 20' above ground level, about 9' long, by 5' deep, by 4' high at the entrance. The rock art in the shelter can be easily seen from ground level as you walk around the dome. From what I was able to ascertain the Chemehuevi used the area and probably created the pictographs and petroglyphs.


Part 2 of this site deals with the petroglyphs around or near the main shelter site.


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