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Restoration Project Historic Artifact Summary for FY 2010

Author(s): Matthew D. Busch

Year: 2010

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Summary

The FY 2010 Restoration Project is the first year of a four‐year project directed towards restoring the historic area within Jewel Cave to a more natural condition through the removal of foreign debris and materials. Although this area of the cave had been subject to smaller efforts of intermittent restoration work, this project is the first of its kind in regards to systematic restoration efforts. Work within this section of the cave took place between June 1 and October 1 of FY 2010. Efforts were primarily focused on the Dungeon Route, with an emphasis on the areas between the Chert Room and Dungeon Room. Additional work, such as the annual Restoration Camp, included efforts specifically within the Heavenly Room. Many cultural items, mostly non‐diagnostic specimens or modern trash, were recovered during this process. The following is a summary of definitive historic materials and other items recovered during cave restoration.


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Restoration Project Historic Artifact Summary for FY 2010. Matthew D. Busch. 2010 ( tDAR id: 398823) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83X88R0


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1848 to 1924


Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.238; min lat: 42.033 ; max long: -96.064; max lat: 46.012 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Anne Vawser

Contributor(s): Matthew D. Busch

Repository(s): Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service


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