The Oldest Petroglyphs In America Are Right Here In Nevada And They’re Amazing

According to the Journal of Archaeological Science, petroglyphs in 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 are a stunning find for scientists.

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What do you think of seeing ancient art so easily in the natural beauty of Nevada? Share your rock art experiences in the comments!