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The Needles at Pyramid Lake

The Needles area of Pyramid Lake, and its hot springs, have been closed to all but the Pyramid Lake Paiute since 1980.

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Lagomarsino Canyon Petroglyphs

Lagomarsino Canyon, a Nevada rock art site on the National Register of Historic Places, is a quarter mile long. It consists of 2229 rock art panels, some created up to 10,000 years ago.

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Sunset and Fog at Pyramid Lake

Fog blankets all of Pyramid Lake in this panorama made at sunset on January 26, 2013.

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Petroglyphs and Roasting Pit

In this canyon near Las Vegas, the rich resources, especially agave, were an abundant source of food and drew people to this canyon over thousands of years.

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Hickison Summit Petroglyphs

Between Austin and Eureka, this mountaintop rest stop offer more than the usually assortment of shaded picnic tables and restrooms.

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Petroglyph Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park

Petroglyph Canyon trail in Valley of Fire State Park follows a box canyon to “Mouse’s Tank,” a natural basin named for a Southern Paiute who allegedly used the area as a hideout in the 1890s.

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Sloan Ranger

The Sloan Ranger, which may be a Native American’s rock-hewn portrait of a new arrival to Nevada, is found in the 48,438-acre Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area south of Las Vegas.

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Dry Lakes Rock Art Documentation

In October 2006 Nevada Rock Art Foundation volunteers, led by director Alanah Woody, worked to document the rock art sites in the Dry Lakes area northeast of Reno.

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Lake Lahontan Petroglyphs

The calcium carbonate "tufa" visible below the petroglyph is evidence that the level of prehistoric Lake Lahontan was actually above the position of the petroglyphs.

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Hidden Cave

At Grimes Point, Hidden Cave was an important seasonal hunting lodge for prehistoric Native Americans who lived off the rich bounty from the lake below, which is now a desert playa.

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Pictograph Ledge

The rock art sites around the Las Vegas Valley were located along prehistoric game trails leading to water holes, near hunting blinds, or in narrow gorges where game could be ambushed.

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Atlatl Rock

Atlatl Rock, in Valley of Fire State Park, is named for the Anasazi petroglyph of the Atlatl man, depicted holding his weapon, with a larger atlatl shown above him.

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Toquima Cave

Toquima Cave, located in the mountains east of Austin, was used for religious purposes by Native Americans for thousands of years. The pictographs in the cave are unique to the region.

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Spirit Cave

Spirit Cave is found high up in the desert hills north of Grimes Point, some 75 miles east of Reno. During excavations in 1940 the Spirit Cave Mummy was discovered.