Journal of Cave and Karst Studies - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 59 Number 1: 10-14 - April 1997

A publication of the National Speleological Society

An Ancient Rocky Mountain Caver
Cyndi J. Mosch and Patty Jo Watson


Approximately 8000 years ago, a man in his early 40s entered a small cave at an altitude above 3000 m in the Southern Rocky Mountains. He died there of a cause or causes unknown. His physical remains were found in 1988 by three NSS cavers, who contacted appropriate federal authorities, Native American representatives, and academic and privately based researchers. In this paper we describe and discuss preliminary results of the Hourglass Cave study.

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