An aboriginal rock alignment in the Toiyabe Range, central Nevada. American Museum novitates ; no. 2534

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New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History
"Two unusual rock walls in end-to-end alignment situated southeast of Austin, Lander County, Nevada, are described and their possible origin and use discussed. The eastern wall, about 300 feet long, extends from a canyon bottom, up a moderately steep hillside, and terminates just short of cliffy outcrops about two-thirds of the way to the ridge crest. The western wall, approximately 200 feet long, runs about halfway up the opposite side of the ridge. Judging from the type of projectile points found nearby, the walls are tentatively dated to the Reveille or the Underdown phases of the local archeological sequence (i.e., ca. 1000 BC to AD 1300). Several alternative hypotheses are considered to explain this feature, probably the best of which is that the rock barriers are prehistoric hunting fences, constructed to ambush deer or antelope"--P. [1].
17 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-17).