Great Basin Petroglyphs and Prehistoric Game Trails

Science  03 Apr 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3353, pp. 904-905
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3353.904


Aboriginal petroglyphs "rock-writing") in western and central Nevada have, up to now, remained a puzzle to archeologists as regards their function and location. Recent field investigation strongly suggests that these are connected with hunting magic, presumably aimed at success in the chase, and that they are located along routes of deer migration.