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White River Narrows Archeological District
Martian Home Site
Martian Home Site
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Martian Home Site

Overview

The White River Narrows Archeological District is an area of outstanding rock art that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There on one major site (Amphitheater) and four minor sites (Calendar Fence, Martian Home, Cane Site A, and Ash Hill) in this area.

Martian Home is a small site composed of one well-marked panel and one ancillary petroglyph. The artwork here is unusual because the rock wall is not varnished, and so native peoples just carved their marks into the relatively soft stone. The glyphs here are unusual too in that they largely depict oval figures with various bands and antennae.

The BLM and Lincoln County opened this area to the public. The BLM printed a single-sheet flier, and Lincoln County printed a 55-page brochure with information about the site (including GPS coordinates) as part of their Get Primitive tourism campaign. Download the brochure from Lincoln County or snatch a copy here.

Martian Home Site

Location

The White River Narrows Archeological District is located about 131 miles north of Las Vegas along Highway 318. For location details and waypoints, see White River Narrows Archeological District Overview. When driving in from the pavement, Martian Home is about 1.5 miles out and the second site along White River Narrows Road. Stay off the unpaved road if it is muddy.

Link to Map.

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Individual glyph (circle) is hard to see
Martian Home Site
Close-up of individual glyph
White River Narrows
Individual glyph (circle) is hard to see
White River Narrows
Close-up of individual glyphs
Martian Home Site
Visitors walking out to the Martian Home site
Martian Home Site
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