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Near Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lasting Impressions

Grimes Point Archaeological Area

 
 
Lasting Impressions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
1. Lasting Impressions Marker
Inscription.  The crater-like depressions and elongated grooves, seen on the boulder before you, possibly date back 7,000 years or more. This "Pit and Groove" petroglyph style is believed to be the oldest at Grimes Point. Depressions were made by striking the boulder surface with a rock.

Another, more common petroglyph style is called, "Great Basin Pecked." It is thought to date from 1,000 B.C. to 1,500 A.D. and made in the same fashion as the Pit and Groove style.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 39° 24.123′ N, 118° 38.767′ W. Marker is near Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 50 at milepost 30.7, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along the Grimes Point Archaeological Area interpretive trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fallon NV 89406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ensuring Success (within shouting distance of this marker); Styles of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Beachfront Property
Boulder with "Pit and Groove" Impressions image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
2. Boulder with "Pit and Groove" Impressions
(located beside marker)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Art & Game Trails (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grimes Point (about 400 feet away); Grimes Point Archaeological Area (about 400 feet away); The Brothers of E.C.V. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oats Park School (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fallon.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Grimes Point Archaeological Area
 
Also see . . .  Grimes Point Prehistoric Rock Art Site. This fascinating historic site was first visited by Native Americans a mindboggling 8,000 years ago or more. Archaeologists studying Grimes Point were able to uncover remnants of these prehistoric people, including bits of bone and shell, a stone scraper tool, bits of tule and matting and of course the most obvious: many petroglyphs scrawled across boulders in the area. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Mar. 6, 2021