People of the Humboldt (Formerly - A Home of Early Man)
Original Date Visited: 8/14/07
Signed: No, although there is a shield present for its sister marker,  -- Forty Mile Desert.
Stretching before you are two vast sinks, terminal areas of the Humboldt and Carson River drainage systems. The marshy remnant of Lake Lahontan, between you and the distant Humboldt range, served as a life sustaining resource of wildlife for prehistoric man who lived by its shores. Generations occupied caves located on the lower slopes of the distant range.
Scientific archeological excavation reveals that Lovelock and Ocala Caves served as homes to man from 2,000 B.C. to about 1840 A.D. What he left behind tells of a successful adaptation of his culture to a lakeside environment.
Nearby Leonard Rock Shelter, with human occupancy dating from 5,000 B.C., is a National Historic Landmark.
THE TWO BATTLES OF PYRAMID LAKE
Related Links & Markers:
 -- Forty Mile Desert The Ancient Giants of Nevada Lovelock Cave Backcountry Byway
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