Grimes Point

Grimes Point (HM1BJS)

Location: Fallon, NV 89406 Churchill County
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N 39° 24.09', W 118° 38.831'

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Prehistoric Rock Art Site

Grimes Point, one of the largest and most accessible Petroglyph sites in northern Nevada, contains about 150 basalt boulders covered with Petroglyphs. Nevada Petroglyphs were of magico-religious significance in insuring the success of large game hunts and were located near seasonal migration routes.

Running east and west along the ridge, on the hill above the Petroglyphs, there is evidence of an aboriginal drift fence for driving deer or antelope. This required concentrated group action in construction and operation.

The act of making a Petroglyph was a ritual performed by a group leader before each hunt. Evidence suggests that there existed a powerful taboo against doodling in places, for purposes, and by persons other than those directly associated with the hunt.

Petroglyphs probably date between 5000 BC and 1500 AD.
Marker Number27
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Churchill County Museum Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 358173 N 4362627
Decimal Degrees39.40150000, -118.64718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.09', W 118° 38.831'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 5.40" N, 118° 38' 49.86" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9601-9675 Lincoln Highway, Fallon NV 89406, US
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