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

Styles of the Past

Grimes Point Archaeological Area

 
 
Styles of the Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
1. Styles of the Past Marker
Inscription.  While petroglyphs were etched or scratched into the rock surface, pictographs were painted, using natural materials as pigments.

One of the oldest petroglyph styles can be seen as circular and wavy lines and may be almost 3000 years old. The straighter lines or angular designs are newer and are between 500 and 2000 years old.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, MusicNative Americans.
 
Location. 39° 24.143′ N, 118° 38.743′ 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); Beachfront Property (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Art & Game Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Lasting Impressions
Marker detail: Abstract Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Abstract Petroglyphs
The meaning of these abstract petroglyphs remains a mystery. At other locations you many see representational petroglyphs. They look like objects or animals that are familiar to us.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Grimes Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grimes Point Archaeological Area (about 600 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 Archaeological Area, a Photo Gallery. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Styles of the Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
3. Styles of the Past Marker
Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
4. Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail
Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
5. Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail
 
 
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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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