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

Rock Art & Game Trails

Grimes Point Archaeological Area

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
1. Rock Art & Game Trails Marker
Inscription.  Rock art in the Great Basin has often been linked to prehistoric game trails. While this seems strange for this barren scene, consider what this area was like thousands of years ago. Grimes Point would have been a peninsula surrounded by water, and the edge of the marsh was nearby. Hunters could have crouched behind the boulders, waiting for antelope and deer that felt secure coming to water in an area where they could see in all directions.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsAnthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, MusicNative Americans.
 
Location. 39° 24.132′ N, 118° 38.711′ 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. Beachfront Property (within shouting distance of this marker); Styles of the Past (within shouting distance of this
Rock Art & Game Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
2. Rock Art & Game Trails Marker
marker); Ensuring Success (within shouting distance of this marker); Lasting Impressions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grimes Point (about 600 feet away); Grimes Point Archaeological Area (about 700 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 Petroglyph Trail. Live and Let Hike entry
When they were carved, this area was a lush marshland, replete with freshwater lakes, a stark contrast with the landscape today—sagebrush-laden desert flats, typical of much of Nevada’s Great Basin. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Petroglyph on Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
3. Petroglyph on Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail
Petroglyph on Grimes Point Archaeological Area Trail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
4. Petroglyph on 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 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 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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