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

Ensuring Success

Grimes Point Archaeological Area

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
1. Ensuring Success Marker
Inscription.  According to anthropologists, many hunter-gatherer societies, such as those who lived here, had a spiritual leader called a shaman. During the hunt, the shaman was called on to perform rituals to ensure success. One theory is that some of the petroglyphs here, and elsewhere in the Great Basin, are related to ritual practices of the shaman.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 39° 24.128′ N, 118° 38.746′ 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. Styles of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Lasting Impressions (within shouting distance of this marker); Beachfront Property (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Art & Game Trails (within
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
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shouting distance of this marker); Grimes Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grimes Point Archaeological Area (about 500 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 Petroglyphs. 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. (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 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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