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Vandals deface Nevada’s Hidden Cave

Vandals have damaged Hidden Cave in Nevada, performing illegal digs and spraying graffiti everywhere. Shots were even fired into the information booth. Current charges related to the vandalism of Hidden Cave include the Depredation of Government Property. The charge carries a fine and a prison sentence of up to 10 years. Crimes

Stolen boulder with petroglyph returned

A boulder weighing more than 300lbs, containing a petroglyph of bighorn sheep, has been returned to its original home in Nevada after being stolen in 2008. In April, Michael Cook, 58, a Pahrump real estate agent, was sentenced to six months in prison for stealing the petroglyph. He claimed he used

Morons fire paintballs at ancient petroglyphs

A couple of morons have been shooting paintballs at ancient petroglyphs at Grapevine Canyon in Nevada. A 20-year-old Bullhead City man suspected of vandalizing petroglyphs at Grapevine Canyon in Lake Mead National Recreation Area was cited by park rangers. He and a 13-year-old boy were reported to have been

Prehistoric human remains found in Nevada to be reburied

Prehistoric human remains found during construction in Nevada have been turned over to the Santee Sioux tribe for reburial. The skeletons of a man and woman were found Sept. 13 by farmer Warren Jessen, who was building a deer stand in his pasture north of Center. The pasture is on private land,

Ancient bristlecone pines shed light on climate change

Bristlecone pines are considered to be one of the world's longest-lived organisms, some reaching ages of 5,000 years. One researcher is hoping that by studying the trees he can unlock some of the climate change mysteries of the past. Counting the rings makes it possible for researchers to determine a tree's

One of the oldest human habitation sites in North America

Radiocarbon dating on artifacts in a gypsum cave in Nevada shows the site was used by humans over 4,000 years ago. Harrington’s surprise discovery was darts and other human artifacts below the ground sloth layer. Since the Shasta ground sloth became extinct about 9,000 years ago, the evidence seemed to indicate

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