Grimes Point Petroglyphs, Nevada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 24.078 W 118° 38.832
11S E 358171 N 4362605
Quick Description: BLM’s Grimes Point Archaeological Area in Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2017 9:54:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMVJN3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The BLM’s Grimes Point Archaeological Area is located off U.S. Hwy. 50 about 10 miles southeast of Fallon, Nevada. There are covered picnic tables, toilets, and a self-guided tour with signs.
Grimes Point is one of the oldest known petroglyph sites in Nevada. It contains over 150 basalt boulders bearing pecked designs, some of which are at least 8,000 years old. The petroglyphs largely comprise striking abstract designs of types distinctive to the Great Basin culture area. It is likely that the petroglyphs were made and used over thousands of years as people revisited the area for harvesting the natural resources of this relatively rich environment. The Grimes Point petroglyphs probably had many cultural meanings to its makers and users. Archaeologists speculate that petroglyphs may have been made to record important religious beliefs, to mark culturally meaningful places, to mark a group’s territory, or to ensure economic success. (Information for Nevada Rock Art website (visit link) )
Type of Pictograph: Petroglyph

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