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Danger Cave
Danger Cave is a North American Archaeological site located in the Bonneville Basin of western Utah around the Great Salt Lakes region, that features artifacts of the Desert Culture from c. 9500 BCE until c. 500 CE. Through carbon-14 dating, it has been determined that there is very little evidence of human life in the Danger Cave area in 11,000 BP, but there is much evidence of human life by 9,000 BP. The cave contains evidence of nearly 11,000 years of occupation in the high desert. Danger cave was first investigated in the 1930s by Elmer Smith, and excavated in the 1950s under the supervision of Jesse D. Jennings, professor at the University of Utah. Jennings' work at the site was considered ground-breaking due to his exacting standards in excavation and data analysis. Though Jenning's findings eventually gained widespread acceptance, his publications garnered both criticism and support at first. Relating the archaeological evidence from Danger Cave to an ethnographic model, Jennings framed a view of the little known Great Basin Desert culture which was unknown at the time. Jenning's discoveries at Danger Cave were supporting evidence for the Clovis site and the antiquity of humans in the Americas at the time. Renewed investigations at Danger Cave were conducted in the 1980s by a team from the Desert Research Institute led by David Rhode and David Madsen. They emphasized the recovery of archaeobotanical remains which demonstrated that pine nuts were a substantial part of the residents' diet.

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