An agave roasting pit along the Calico Tanks
Trail, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada.
These seasonal cooking ovens were built
by the Southern Paiute, Mojave and possibly Anasazi Indians that
frequented the Red Rock Canyon and Spring Mountains areas. For
the Southern Paiute the roasting pit was much more than a place to
prepare food. It was a time to gather and feast, prepare for the
winter and gather for dancing and religious ceremonies.