"Places like these are the places of purification. A listless wind, an antelope's call. Nevada defies any and all explanation." -- Journal Entry, October 2008
Original Date Visited: 10/27/08
Signed: Both lanes of US 50
About one mile northwest lies a natural pass between two low buttes, which prehistorically, the aborigines may have used as a site of ambushing migratory deer herds. Three petroglyph panels are located in this pass concerte cooperative efforts of several families were necessary for successful trapping, killing and processing the deer.
Petroglyphs suggest magical or ritual connection with hunting activities. They were added seasonally by the group's religious leader, or shaman, as omens to insure a successful hunt.
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Marker Superlatives Nevada's Geographical Center  -- Toquima Cave Hickison Summit (Online Nevada Encyclopedia)
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