Cinco de Mayo

May 2018

A large group of Nevada Site Stewards, BLM Archaeologists, and NVFCP Volunteers had a two day adventure. The first day we divided into groups to explore a dense prehistoric site area to look for recent human visitation. After bumps, bruises, a few cuts and a lot of looking at petroglyphs, our field adventure ended with a taco dinner provided by NVFCP's Anne Carter Fund. On the second day, volunteers and site stewards were treated to a short talk about the Black Canyon area and a short binocular tour of the glyphs that will soon be available to be visited via hiking trails dotted with informative displays at Pahranagant National Wildlife Refuge. 


Altatl and Axe Throwing

March 2018

A group of NVFCP folks met at Axe Monkeys in Las Vegas to try our skills at axe throwing and using an atlatl to throw darts. Everyone had a blast and were tired right when our hour ended. It was great to see everyone encourage one another, laughing, applauding, and having a great time. 


1st Annual Archaeology Workshop Fair

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November 2017

Theme: Prehistoric Hunting & Gathering

NVFCP organized a day full of talks and workshops. The event was held at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve and guest speakers and workshop instructors came from the College of Southern Nevada, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, the Nevada Site Stewardship Program, and the Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office. 

Participants had a great time learning about archaeology in an informal and creative way. 

NVFCP hopes to host an archaeology workshop fair each year. 

 


Archaeological Site Clean Up

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April 2017

Volunteers, including many site stewards, assisted the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and the Bureau of Land Management in removing trash and fire pits illegally placed inside the boundaries of an important cultural site. Back breaking clean up efforts helped restore the area. Hopefully the lack of fire pits will discourage others from choosing the location to set up camp. 


Site Condition Assessment Training in Clark County

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April 2017

Experienced Nevada Site Stewards were provided a two day training on identifying artifacts like stone tools, recording building conditions, and updating existing records on archaeological sites. The class took place at the Nevada Site Stewardship Program Office and sites along the Red Rock Loop. 

The goal of this training is to provide trained volunteers to assist with updating the archaeological site records of the thousands of sites across Nevada.


Sloan Canyon Hike

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March 2017

Participants enjoyed a wonderful 5 mile hike through Sloan with Archaeologist, Justin DeMaio. They learned about the petroglpyhs and preservation efforts in the area. The wildflowers were in bloom and the weather was just perfect. If you get a chance to go to Sloan, be sure to visit the ranger station before heading out. Tokens are required to limit the number of people in the canyon at any one point in time. This ensures your visit will be pleasant. 


Neon Museum North Gallery Tour and Social

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December 2016

NVFCP board members (pictured above), NSSP volunteers, and guests were treated to cookies and cocoa in the Neon Museum's North Gallery. Maggie Zakri, Collections Manager, provided information on the neon pieces stored in the gallery, upcoming plans for the museum, and other fun facts about Neon in Nevada. A great afternoon was had by all.  


Get Outdoors Nevada Day 2016 Lorenzi Park

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October 2016

NVFCP joined forces with the Nevada Site Stewardship Program to promote preservation at the 2016 Get Outdoors Nevada Day Event. Over 3,500 people walked through outdoor focused booths to learn about cultural and natural resources, recreation, and responsible land use. 

Our booth had artifacts on display, informational brochures, and a dice/question game where winners were able to take a free Nevada Site Stewardship Program T-shirt or poster. 

 


Site Condition Assessment Training in Virginia City

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October 2016

Experienced Nevada Site Stewards were provided a two day training on identifying artifacts like stone tools, recording building conditions, and updating existing records on archaeological sites. The class took place at the Virginia City Comstock History Center. Locals were even nice enough to allow us to practice our building recording skills on their property. 

The goal of this training is to provide trained volunteers to assist with updating the archaeological site records of the thousands of sites across Nevada.


Nevada Naturalists Workshop On Cultural Resources

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September 2016

We were invited to teach a three hour course on cultural resources. We covered what types of resources are found in Nevada and how to protect them. Participants were able to test their plant processing skills with stone tools and try to make cordage from plant fibers. 

To learn more about the Nevada Naturalists Program. Click on the logo below.

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