Honeymoon Hill Petroglyphs

Last summer, we visited a pair of petroglyph sites out in central Nevada collectively called Honeymoon Hill. They are close together on nearby hills and have fantastic views of the areas they overlook, which is probably why people were here; hunting and keeping watch over the surrounding terrain.

I’m not entirely sure why the site is called Honeymoon Hill, but I suspect it is because there are quite a few Desert Archaic style male and female figures on the desert varnished rocks. The archaeologist who recorded the site probably coined the amusing name.

Covered in Pinyon Pine and Juniper trees, these hills are pleasant to roam around and explore. Please respect the site as always. Leave it better than you found it.

Along Nevada's backroads. Along Nevada's ...
At the top of one hill is a isolated petroglyph site. At the top of one hi...
Circular net or starry night sky? Circular net or star...
It is wonderfully open out here. It is wonderfully op...
On another hill, I find a few more petroglyphs. On another hill, I f...
Abstract designs of the Desert Archaic. Abstract designs of ...
This is an interesting design; enclosed cross with loops on the outer circle. This is an interesti...
Another very interesting one. Arrows or people? Another very interes...
They head to a distant mountain range. They head to a dista...
Male. Male.
Two dots connected by a line. Two dots connected b...
Counting? Counting?
This complex panel is so old it has almost disappeared. This complex panel i...
These could be more than a thousand years  old. These could be more ...
Male and female figures are common here. Male and female figu...
More figures. More figures.
Many more. Many more.
Figure with headress? Bighorn sheep in the lower part? Figure with headress...
Digitate figures are rare. Digitate figures are...
I climb up to a high spot and look down on a camp site. I climb up to a high...
Many tool flakes here. Many tool flakes here.
Shelter spot. Shelter spot.
Grid or bag? Grid or bag?
More nets or grids. More nets or grids.
With so many figures with genitalia, I wonder if this was a ceremonial site for fertility? With so many figures...
Unusual suns. Unusual suns.
Rainbows or mountains? Rainbows or mountains?
Another hundred years or more and these will be gone. Another hundred year...
A last look at another camp site before I head back. A last look at anoth...
Please don't erase the traces of America's past. Please don't er...


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