Basin and Range National Monument, Nevada
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The Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada is located two hours from Las Vegas. It became a National Monument in July, 2015.
The Basin and Range National Monument is about 700,000 acres of public land with wildlife, petroglyphs and a large land-art project. It includes rock art dating back 4,000 years and serves as an irreplaceable resource for archaeologists, historians, and ecologists. The area tells the story of a rich cultural tradition, from the earliest human inhabitants 13,000 years ago to miners and ranchers in the past century.
The area, which will be managed by the Bureau of Land Management, includes artist Michael Heizer's work "City," a large sculpture consisting of abstract structures resembling buildings in an ancient city.
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