The Study of the Dunbar Cave in Montgomery County, Tennessee

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This article talks about the study of the Dunbar Cave in Montgomery County, Tennessee to learn more about the varied ways that the cave was used by people. Many of the artifacts that was in the cave linked its usage time to be from the Late Paleo-Indian to the Mississippian period. The article define dark-zone cave art as “the decorations in the areas of the caves that is beyond the reach of external lights”. Mug Glyph Cave art was found in the 12th Unnamed Cave in Tennessee and since then sixty-nine other caves that had dark-zone cave art were found. The artifacts and chronological data from these sites indicates that the tradition of cave art began 6000 years ago.
In 2005 one of the author join a group of explorers search for more information, during this trip they were able to find two more glyphs, a number of pictographs and petro glyphs, and traces of human activities that was happening in the cave. They were able to find a total of thirty-five individual glyphs so far. The article define pictographs as images that are drawn in black pigments and the petro glyphs is define a...

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