Native American Artifacts Recovered from Nevada Caves

Native American Artifacts Recovered from Nevada Caves
Recently discovered, artifacts believed to be from the Nevada Anasazi Puebloans circa 300 B.C. to A.D. 1225 are now on display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
The Bureau of Land Management and Las Vegas Natural History Museum recovered several artifacts from highly sensitive archaeology sites in Nevada earlier this year. Now on display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the artifacts are believed to be from the Lowland group of Virgin Branch Anasazi Puebloans who lived in the region near the Virgin River and Moapa Valley in Nevada from about 300 B.C. to A.D. 1225.
Recently discovered, artifacts believed to be from the Nevada Anasazi Puebloans circa 300 B.C. to A.D. 1225 are now on display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

The artifacts recovered include stone-boiling tongs, a basket, and various ceramics. Most notably, a complete Tusayan Ware ceramic pot was found, still encased in its original netting, offering scientists great insight into life at that time.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Collections Manager and Archeologist, Laura A. Benedict cited research by Romero in 2014 that suggests that, “The corrugation and the netting may have assisted in transporting the finished jars to where they would be used: corrugation helps maintain a good grip on ceramics and the netting may have been used for handling the jars.”

When asked about the recovered items, Benedict added, “We are incredibly excited to bring such rare and beautiful artifacts to the public.”

The Museum is open daily from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Tickets are available online at www.lvnhm.org or at the door.