Atlatl rock is situated in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada; it is a significant rock art site.


Metal staircase created to reach Atlatl Rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Metal staircase created to reach Atlatl Rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Closeup of the Atlatl (at the top - just beneath the mountain sheep petroglyph) at Atlatl Rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. Many significant glyphs on this panel include the concentric circles and the "+" glyph that possibly represents the concept of an "axis mundi."

Overview of the petroglyphs on Atlatl rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Closeup of the Atlatl petroglyph in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Two figures with upraised arms and open fingers are shown in the panel at Atlatl rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

A variety of petroglyphs situated lower than the Atlatl petroglyph, but on the same rock face. Photoshop healing tool has been used to erase several modern names scratched on this panel.

A variety of petroglyphs situated lower than the Atlatl petroglyph, but on the same rock face

Petroglyph of an adult and immature mountain goat situated below the Atlatl panel, but on the same boulder face in Valley of Fire State Park.

Footprint and mountain goat petroglyphs situated below the Atlatl panel, but on the same boulder face in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. Photoshop healing tool has been used to erase several modern names scratched on this panel.

Boulder on the south side of Atlatl rock with a dense concentration of petroglyphs. Scale is 50 cm in length.

Closeup on the petorglyphs on the boulder located on the south side of Atlatl rock. Scale is 50 cm in length.

Closeup on the petorglyphs on the boulder located on the south side of Atlatl rock. Scale is 50 cm in length.

Closeup on the petorglyphs on the boulder located on the south side of Atlatl rock. Scale is 50 cm in length.

Petroglyph panel showing mountain sheep located midway up the bluff face at a point south of Atlatl rock.

Closeup of the panel of Petroglyphs showing mountain sheep located south of Atlatl rock.

Petroglyph panel showing a variety of symbols including a spiral; located south of Atlatl rock. Scale is 50 cm in length.

Closeup of the petroglyph panel showing a variety of symbols including a spiral; located south of Atlatl rock. Scale is 50 cm in length.

Closeup of a petroglyph panel that may show 3 headless figures.

Petroglyphs resembling two hour glasses in the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Petroglyphs resembling two hour glasses in the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Petroglyphs behind Atlatl Rock in the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Petroglyph panel behind the Atlatl Rock in the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Sign by the Nevada State Park Service at the base of the staircase in the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Selfie of Professors Michael Fuller and Neathery Fuler on the staircase to Atlatl Rock in Valley of Fire State Park.

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