Meeting Time and Place

Fourth Monday of each month from 6:45 - 8:30 P.M.

REI store in Boca Park

710 S. Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145

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Speaker for May 27, 2019

Kish LaPierre

“Well Protected Rock Art—

that most of us will never see”


Upcoming Events


Jan. 28        Dave Manley    “Photo Tour of Southwest Petroglyphs”

Feb. 25        Richard Jenkinson    “Rock Art of the Dinetah: Stories of Heroes & Healing”

Mar. 25        Scott Seibel    “Rock Art of the Phoenix Area”

Apr. 22        Carol Patterson     “Form Follows Function: Western Basketmaker II”

May 27        Kish LaPierre    “Well Protected Rock Art that most of us will Never See”

June 24        Edna Clem        “Rock Art from my World Travels”

July 22        Darwin Johnson    “Rock Art from the Vernal, Utah Area”

Aug. 26        Ken Hedges    “Petroglyphs in Hawaii”

Sept. 23        Connie Massingale    “Creating Color in Prehistoric Art

Oct. 28        TBA

Nov. 25        Dennis DeVore    “The Curious Case of the Invisible Panel

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Kish LaPierre

“Well Protected Rock Art—

that most of us will never see”

    In 2017 and 2018 Nellis Air Force Base (NAFB) conducted an updated field study on 39 known petroglyph and pictograph sites on the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). These sites have not been investigated since the mid-1990s. This recent study also focused on the associated artifacts and features that were found at the petroglyph and pictograph sites. D-stretch was applied to some of the panels and those photos will be shared in this presentation. The report for this study is currently being compiled by Far Western Anthropological Inc. and should yield some important information that will enable archaeologists and Native Americans to understand site use and activities associated with these rock writings on the NTTR. Additionally, some background on the NAFB archaeology program will be presented as well as other interesting prehistoric anomalies that have been noted on the NTTR by archaeologists and Native Americans alike.
    Kish LaPierre-Cultural is the Resources Manager and Tribal Liaison for Nellis Air Force Base. Her research interests include prehistoric Mojave Desert, California, and Great Basin  architecture, lithic analyses, petroglyphs/pictographs, and indigenous ritual use of the landscape. Her education includes a B.A in anthropology from California State University, Fresno and a M.A. in anthropology from California State University, Bakersfield. Previous employment includes archaeologist and tribal liaison for Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California.

Archaeologists wait for the dust to settle before rushing onto the Test Site to search for rock art.


Archaeologists at work digging for artifacts in caverns created by underground atomic tests.

Archaeologists crawl through trenches to get to secret rock art sites on the Nevada Test Site.