Coso Rock Art District
Big and Little Petroglyph Canyon
— National Historic Landmark —
The Coso Rock Art District contains the largest concentration of unaltered prehistoric petroglyphs and associated sites in North America. Occupation and use of the site began as early as the end of the last Ice Age and continued until the late 19th century.
Erected 2001 by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 35° 59.664′ N, 117° 36.586′ W. Marker is near Ridgecrest, California, in Kern County. Marker is located on China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, only accessible during guided tours with Maturango Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgecrest CA 93555, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Also see . . . Petroglyph Tours. Maturango Museum website has tour information, and petroglyph
Additional keywords. China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, Ridgecrest CA Maturango Museum, Fossil Falls,
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