Everyone can do their part to protect the past for the future to enjoy!


EXPLORE Nevada's cultural sites

REPORT any damages you find

PROTECT our heritage sites


Nevada has countless cultural sites to enjoy and protect. 

It is important to note that anything over 50 years old is considered historic and anything over 100 is considered archaeological. Both historic and archaeological resources have laws that protect them on public lands. 

Example Pre-contact Cultural Resources:

Rock Shelters, Hunting Blinds, Pottery, Stone Tools, Rock Writing (petroglyphs and Pictographs), and Agave Roasting Pits

Example Post-contact Cultural Resources:

Mines, Ghost Towns, Civilian Conservation Corps. Projects, Corrals Purple Glass, and Rusty Cans

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