Archeological Site CA-INY-134

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Archeological Site CA-INY-134
Nearest cityOlancha, California
Area9.1 acres (3.7 ha)
NRHP reference #03000116[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 12, 2003

Archeological Site CA-INY-134, in Inyo County, California near Olancha, California, is an archeological site that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The site is located in the Coso Range 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Coso Hot Springs.[2] It has also been known as Ayer's Rock Pictograph Site, as Bob Rabbit's Pictographs, as INY-134 and as INY-105. Prehistorically, it served as a camp and as a ceremonial site.[1] The site includes three pictograph panels carved into a monolith. The pictographs are painted in a variety of colors and depict animal and human figures.[2][3]

A 9.1-acre (3.7 ha) area was listed on the NRHP in 2003.[1]

The site was described by David S. Whitley, Tamara K. Whitley, and Joseph M. Simon in a 2005 publication of the Maturango Museum, located in Ridgecrest, California.


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Garfinkel, Alan P.; Geron Marcom; Robert A. Schiffman (November 26, 2006). "Culture Crisis and Rock Art Intensification: Numic Ghost Dance Paintings and Coso Representational Petroglyphs". Archived from the original on May 6, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Whitley, David S. (1987). "Socioreligious Context and Rock Art in East-Central California" (PDF). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 6: 159–188. doi:10.1016/0278-4165(87)90010-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2013.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Whitley, David S., Whitley, David S., Tamara K. Whitley, and Joseph M. Simon (2005) The Archaeology of Ayers Rock (CA-INY-134), California. Maturango Museum Publication Number 19, Ridgecrest, California: Maturango Press. ISBN 0943041120, 9780943041124 (243 pages).