NVFCP is assisting the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), College of Southern Nevada (CSN), and the Nevada Site Stewardship Program (NSSP), in providing archaeological site recording services for Valley of Fire State Park through a field school. This will provide the park free assistance and students will get to learn skills in an amazing environment just a short drive from Las Vegas. The field school is available to both UNLV and CSN students. The first area this field school will address is the ever popular petroglyph site, Atlatl rock. This area is vulnerable to graffiti and other high visitation related damage. NVFCP will be preparing students to engage with visitors to discuss the project and the importance of preservation.
On Thursday, December 1st. Organizers from UNLV, CSN, and NSSP joined our Executive Director at the site and created a plan for updating the records for the area. All of the organizers that attended that day are current board members for NVFCP!