Pictograph Cave

Also known as: 24-YL-1, Inscription Cave
7 mi. SE of Billings in Indian Caves Park, Billings, Montana

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Pictograph Cave

Photo taken by Jim Allen in Sept. 2017

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Description 

One of the key archeological sites used in determining the sequence of prehistoric occupation on the northwestern Plains. The deposits indicate occupation from 2600 BC to after 1800 AD. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 19, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000439
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Village site; Conservation area
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1499-1000 AD; 1749-1500 AD; 1000 AD-999 BC; 1000-2999 BC

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2017: New photos from Jim Allen