Toquima Cave

Toquima Cave (HM1677)

Location: Austin, NV 89310 Lander County
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N 39° 23.994', W 116° 56.51'

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East of the summit, north of the highway, and under a basalt flow lies Toquima Cave. Red, white, and yellow aboriginal drawings (pictographs) decorate its walls.

Usually located near springs, as here, and on migratory big game trails, painted or pecked petroglyphs are associated with the food gathering localities of Nevada's prehistoric inhabitants.

There are no known specific meanings attached to the particular design elements. Presumably, these people created the designs as ritual devices to insure success in the hunt.

Most petroglyphs, therefore, probably are not "messages", or conscious "art forms".
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HM NumberHM1677
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Marker Number136
Placed ByNevada State Park System and Austin Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 505008 N 4361157
Decimal Degrees39.39990000, -116.94183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 23.994', W 116° 56.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 23' 59.64" N, 116° 56' 30.60" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-428 NF-001, Austin NV 89310, US
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