Nolan Smith
   Tahoe National Forest District Archaeologist, Retired
   Friends of Sierra Rock Art Co-Founder and President

This presentation looks at:
1.     Who made the acient images
2.     Examples of petroglyph images and sites
3.     Site management and protection
4.     Possible interpretations of some images and the problems related to rock
        art interpretation

   The petropglyphs focused on are on and around the El Dorado, Plumas, and Tahoe National Forests. Most of them were made between 500AD and 2000BC by the Martis Complex, who are considered to be the ancestors of the Washoe tribe.
   Nine different sites found in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, and Sierra Counties are featured.
   As companion to this presentation Friends of Sierra Rock Art will produce "Style 7 Rock Art in Space and Time" in July or August 2021.

Ancient Petroglyphs of California's Northern Sierra Nevada