Hickison Summit
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 39° 26.664 W 116° 44.589
11S E 522101 N 4366125
Quick Description: This marker is by Rt.50, about 24 miles east of Austin.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2007 6:27:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM1NX5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 55

Long Description:
There are prehistoric petroglyphs, probably related to hunting activities, on the walls of a pass about a mile from this marker.
Marker Title (required): Hickison Summit

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 137

Marker Text (required):
About one mile northwest lies a natural pass between two low buttes which, prehistorically, the aborigines may have used as a site of ambushing migratory deer herds. Three petroglyph panels are located in this pass. Concerted, cooperative efforts of several families were necessary for successful trapping, killing and processing the deer. Petroglyphs suggest magical or ritual connections with hunting activities. They were added seasonally by the group's religious leader, or shaman, as omens to insure a successful hunt


County (required): Lander

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): Yes, other damage

Other Damage Type (optional): It's pockmarked and smudged

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Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

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