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Danger Cave

Wendover, Utah
County of Tooele.
1 mile east of Wendover on U.S. 40
National Register Number: 66000741
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - archeology (cache, etc.). The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: UT-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: ): http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/american_indians/.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
Results of excavations at this site formed the basis for definition of a long-lived "Desert Culture" which existed in the Great Basin area. Earliest cave stratus (c. 9500-9000 BC) is characterized by crude chipped stone artifacts; Zone II (c.8000-7000 BC) by milling stones, basketry, and notched projectile points characteristic of the Desert Culture; and Zones III, IV, and V (c. 7000 BC-500 AD) by materials showing an elaboration of the same culture.

Condition:
This landmark is not open to the public. The gates installed several years ago have helped to reduce vandalism, though vandalism is still a threat. The cave is protected, condition monitored, and the site is interpreted.

Public tours of the site are now being conducted. Some archeological excavation has taken place.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Install fire sprinkler system.


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