According to the Journal of Archaeological Science, petroglyphs in the area near Winnemucca Lake in Nevada are possibly as old as 14,800 years, making them the oldest rock art found in North America. There are several spots in Nevada with ancient petroglyphs from previous Native American cultures but the set found at Winnemucca Lake is a stunning find for scientists.

What do you think of seeing ancient art so easily in the natural beauty of Nevada? Where are some of your favorite places to view Nevada petroglyphs? Share your rock art experiences in the comments! You can also learn more about the Nevada petroglyphs near Winnemucca Lake in the Journal of Archeological Science.

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What are some other petroglyphs in Nevada I should check out?

While Valley of Fire State Park is an excellent destination to view petroglyphs in Nevada, Grapevine Canyon is another location that definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list. A few things to note about this location include:

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  • The trail to view the petroglyphs is considered easy
  • The rock art was created sometime between 1100 and 1900 AD
  • You can find more than 700 petroglyphs in the canyon


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