Pahcoon Wash 8

Utah 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.

Pahcoon Wash 8


I was fortunate enough to be shown several sites in the general area of Pahcoon Wash which is located southwest Utah. This is a beautiful place and home to many incredible sites.


This shelter site was not far from Pahcoon Wash 7


The last two photos are a bit unusual, especially the last one. What looks like white smears, is not a reflection caught by the camera lens. It's possible that it may be a white pigment that was smeared across the rock, but it was not visible at the time I took the photograph. If you are a fan of the SYFY channels “Ghost Hunters” you could make out all kinds of things from this photo. I have to admit when I got home and was downloading the photos to my computer and saw this one it intrigued the crud out of me. I checked all the photos before and after these looking for dirt on the lens or other possible problems, but found none. Also a flash was not used inside the shelter.


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