Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #147

Located at the junction of Interstate Highway 80 and U.S. Highway 95.

A Home of Early Man

Stretching before you are two vast sinks, terminal areas of the Humboldt and Carson River drainage systems. The marshy remnant of Lake Lahontan, between you and the distant Humboldt range, served as a life sustaining resource of wildlife for prehistoric man who lived by its shores. Generations occupied caves located on the lower slopes of the distant range.

Scientific archeological excavation reveals that Lovelock and Ocala Caves served as homes to man from 2,000 B.C. to about 1840 A.D. What he left behind tells of a successful adaptation of his culture to a lakeside environment.

Nearby Leonard Rock Shelter, with human occupancy dating from 5,000 B.C., is a National Historic Landmark.

Notes on this marker:

This is in a huge rest stop right at 95 and 80. I've been to both Ocala and Lovelock Caves.

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