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Near Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Atlatl Rock

 
 
Atlatl Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
1. Atlatl Rock Marker
Inscription. An atlatl is a throwing stick or a dart thrower used by ancient tribes to give more force to their darts or spears. It was usually a wooden stick about two feet long with a handhold on one end and a hook on the other end. A slot cut in the tail end of the dart was set against the hook allowing the dart to lie along the atlatl so that both could be grasped midway of the dart by the user.

These petroglyphs were made by ancient tribes. Respect their antiquity. Help preserve them.
 
Erected by Valley of Fire State Park.
 
Location. 36° 25.397′ N, 114° 33.039′ W. Marker is near Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Atlatl Rock south of Campground Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in Valley of Fire State Park; Campground Road is accessible from Valley of Fire Highway at the Atlatl Rock Campground. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beehives (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nevada’s First State Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Valley of Fire (approx. 2.1 miles away); Silica Dome (approx.
Atlatl Rock in Valley of Fire State Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
2. Atlatl Rock in Valley of Fire State Park
3.5 miles away); The Cabins (approx. 3.9 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark (approx. 4.7 miles away); Arrowhead Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Overton.
 
Also see . . .  Valley of Fire State Park. Official website of Nevada State Parks. (Submitted on March 16, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
3. Petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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