Image of Bobcat Chronology

Two radiocarbon dates firmly date the use of the excavated meat storage pit to approximately 5000 years ago. Earlier or later uses are possible but were not encountered in the very limited excavation area. The climate at that time was improving after the Altithermal hot period when many scholars argue that the remote deserts of the Snake River Plain were uninhabited. When the 16 pictograph panels were painted is not known.