Archaeologists Collaborate With Looters To Uncover Mysteries Of Spirit Eye Cave

The cave, named for its striking triangular entrances, is by no means a pristine archeological site, but researchers continue to study its depths.

By NguyenDecember 6, 2018 9:30 am, , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

Across West Texas, there are numerous caves prehistoric people lived in, but many of these sites have been destroyed by looters. They’ve made it difficult for archaeologists to learn about the people that came before us. Out on Pinto Canyon Ranch, about 16 miles from Ruidosa, there’s one distinctive cave called Spirit Eye. This site is forcing researchers to collaborate with looters, giving more insight into what life was like thousands of years ago in the Big Bend.

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