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Big Bone Cave

Published May 1, 2006 by National Speleological Society in Huntsville, AL .

About the Book

This book is the complete history of Big Bone Cave, the most significant cave in Tennessee in terms of paleontology, geology, archaeology, and saltpeter mining history.

First Sentence

Prehistoric peoples used caves and rock shelters for both temporary and permanent residences.

Table of Contents

1 American Indians 11
2 The Original Landowners 17
3 Saltpeter Mining During the War of 1812 23
4 An 1813 Letter 29
5 Discovery of the Giant Ground Sloth 33
6 The Mummies of Big Bone Cave 39
7 Saltpeter Mining During the Civil War 45
8 The Origin of Saltpeter in Caves 57
9 James M. Safford's Box of Bones 63
10 The Sloth Bones Discovery of 1896 67
11 The Visit by Thomas L. Bailey in 1917 77
12 The 1862 Passage 83
13 The Visits by Thomas C. Barr, Jr, in the 1950s 87
14 My First Visit to Big Bone Cave 91
15 The Great Atomic Bomb Shelter Fisco 95
16 The Robbery of 1965 101
17 The Survey of Big Bone Cave 109
18 Discovery of the Jaguar Skeleton 115
19 Big Bone Cave Receives National Recognition 121
20 Fossil Birds From Big Bone Cave 123
21 State Natural Area 125
22 Soot Deposits, Blasting, and Other Observations 135
23 Paleofeces and Other Artifacts 145
24 The Great Radon Scare 153
25 The Great Radon Scare -- Part II 161
26 The Geology of Big Bone Cave 167
27 The Biology of Big Bone Cave 173
28 Saltpeter Mining in Other Tennessee Caves 177
29 Epilogue 187

Edition Notes

This book includes a Guide To Place Names, a Glossary, a Chronology, and a Selected Bibliography. There is also a very complete Index.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
220
Dimensions
10.9 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9889105M
ISBN 10
1879961245
ISBN 13
9781879961241
OCLC/WorldCat
70184930
Goodreads
2043794

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