National Register of Historic Places

Paint Rock Canyon Archaeological Landscape

Near Hyattville

Date Added to Register

Saturday, July 21, 1990

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The Paint Rock Canyon Archaeological Landscape, located on the western flanks of the Bighorn Mountains, consists of rockshelters and open camp sites. Archaeological investigations indicate that the cultural resources within the canyon consist of a set of locations representing occupation during all major prehistoric cultural periods of the region in a largely undisturbed natural setting. Diagnostic materials recovered from the surface indicate a temporal span from late Paleoindian (ca. 9000 B.P.) to Late Prehistoric periods.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources