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Danger Cave State Monument Archaeological Tours
May 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pmFree – $18
Join professional archaeologist Ronald Rood for a tour of Danger Cave and Juke Box Cave. Danger Cave has been designated as Utah’s first State Monument and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Archaeological data from Danger Cave demonstrates indigenous people used this cave as a home repeatedly for more than 12,000 years. Nearby Juke Box Cave has a similar archaeological history and was used prior to WW II by the Army Air Corps training at Wendover. You can see historic period Native American rock art in Juke Box Cave along with a cement Dance Floor used by the Army Air Corps.
This tour will focus on the archaeology of the Great Basin and how these two sites, and the surrounding environments were used by pre-contact indigenous people for thousands of years prior to Euroamerican settlement. We’ll talk about the science of archaeology, what archaeology can teach us about the past, we’ll examine real and replica artifacts and you can try your hand at using an atlatl. For more information go to https://metcalfarchaeology.com/danger-cave/
Space is limited and reservations are required. We are limiting each tour to a maximum of 12 people until further notice. To reserve a spot, email Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org with DANGER CAVE in the subject line. Covid protocols will be in place during these tours so social distancing and masks are required. Masks are important as both caves can become very dusty during tours. Once your reservation has been made, we’ll send you details on the meeting place, and required forms. You must provide your own transportation.
It is a short and easy hike to Danger Cave. The hike to Juke Box Cave is short but steep. To tour both caves allow for 3 hrs.
More tours will be scheduled throughout the summer.