The Court of Antiquity

Perhaps a few hundred years ago, or as many as 10,000, Native Americans gathered at this spot above the Truckee River to the east of the broad meadows that would become the city of Reno.


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.


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.


Valley of Fire State Park

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


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.


Lovelock Cave

Lovelock Cave was occupied by Native Americans from some 3,500 years ago until the middle of the 19th century. It is one of the most important sites in North American archaeology.


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.


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.


Picnic Cave

Located near the petroglyphs of the Grimes Point National Recreational Trail, Picnic Cave’s tufa formations seem similar to the brain coral of an tropical reef.


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.


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.


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.