While out on a trip with Roger Mitchell, we stopped to visit a little boulder cave out in the Mojave Desert. The cave is only a few feet long, but in the center is a large, flat granite boulder. Its surface is covered with cupules and edges polished smooth by the
The cave borders on the territory of the Mohave, Southern Paiute, Chemehuevi and older cultures like the Anasazi. It’s not clear who made the pictographs or cupules or why. It appears to be a ceremonial site but the meaning behind the symbols here remain a mystery.