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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
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.

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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