Location: Kentucky         Length: 9 min

Discovered in the 1980s, the dozens of prehistoric mud glyphs (drawings) deep inside Crump’s Cave have been subject to vandalism, despite the best efforts of the private property owner. This video, the third in the Kentucky Archaeology series, documents these precious and fragile art works and the labor of dedicated volunteers to construct a metal gate to protect them. Archaeologists Valerie Haskins and Dan Davis lead viewers on an unforgettable journey to see these rare legacies from Kentucky’s original inhabitants.

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Four Thousand Years of Native American Cave Art in the Southern Appalachians (PDF; Charles H. Faulkner, Univ. of Tennessee)

Kentucky Archaeological Survey

Kentucky Archaeology Video Series

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William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology