Friday, September 25, Opening Reception at Alexis Park All Suite Resort, poolside weather permitting
Saturday, September 26, Program of Papers at College of Southern Nevada; Evening Banquet at Alexis Park All Suite Resort
Sunday, September 27, Fieldtrips TBD




12th Annual Meeting of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation

September 25-27, 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Annual Meeting has moved to a fall calendar. The College of Southern Nevada, Charleston Campus, will host the Program of Papers on Saturday, September 26. Details forthcoming on the room number and facility amenities.

The Alexis Park All Suite Resort is the host hotel for the Friday evening poolside reception and Saturday evening Annual Banquet.

The Monarch and Petite Suites (King, Queen or Double/Double) are being held for the Group Rate of $79.00 per night for single or double occupancy, plus tax (12% Clark County Occupancy Tax). There is no resort fee, but secured WiFi access in the suites is $12.99 per device per 24 hours. The resort provides complimentary open WiFi signals in all common areas and some of the banquet spaces.

Call 1-800-582-2228 or 702-796-3322 to make your reservations. Identify your affiliation with the Nevada Rock Art Foundation to receive the group rate. Check in time is 4 pm and check out time is 11 am. This is the website for the hotel with more information:

Call for Papers: Enduring Monuments

Papers are encouraged that explore the unique perspectives on Great Basin archaeology provided by rock art, as well as developments in methods, stylistic analyses, and fieldwork results.

Presentations are limited to 15 minutes, with 3-5 minutes for questions. PowerPoint is strongly preferred. Overhead or slide projectors will be available upon special request, which must be made at the time of submission. Papers will be presented on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Email is the preferred method of submission. Abstracts should be emailed to and the subject line should read “NRAF 2015 Abstract-primary author’s last name”. August 30, 2015 is the deadline for submissions.

Student Prize

Student papers are welcomed. The best student paper will be recognized by the $500 IVP* award. Abstracts should be emailed to and the subject line should read “NRAF 2015 Abstract Student Award- primary author’s last name” if you wish to be considered for this award.

Field opportunities are available for students enrolled in an accredited college program, both undergraduate and graduate levels. Although no stipends are available, the field and research opportunities provided by the Nevada Rock Art Foundation are free of charge to qualified students. To apply for field work, students should email Dr. Quinlan at Students must include a recommendation from one of their anthropology instructors.

June and July will have the most opportunities available for training in rock art documentation methods and field experience. Students will work in the field under the guidance of Dr. Angus Quinlan, PhD, RPA, Executive Director of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation. There is no college credit associated with the training, but students will gain valuable field experience and have the opportunity to present their findings at the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

*Prize given in honor of a family member by anonymous donors.

Nevada Anthropological Conference
May 9-11, 2014
Carson Valley Inn, Minden, Nevada

In Honor of Nevada’s 150th Year of Statehood

The 11th Annual Meeting of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation was held in conjunction with the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Nevada Archaeological Association. The first joint meeting of the two organizations, the Nevada Anthropological Conference, was well received by NRAF members who attended the Conference, who said they very much liked the diversity of papers and larger number of attendees.
The conference ran for two days, with workshops on Friday morning, a poster session Friday afternoon, and sessions on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Topics covered a wide range of archaeological interests, with a total of 23 presentations over the two days, including Dr Pat Barker’s keynote lecture on the sometimes strained relationship between traditional archaeology and rock art studies. The meeting provided a relaxed context for students, professional archaeologists and avocationalists to present their research findings and share ideas.

Last updated 11/15/2014.