Danger Cave (Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology Number 14)
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Date Published: 1957
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 49328
SIGNED. 328pp. Quarto [28 cm] Brown and tan printed wraps. With two 4 1/2" creases in the rear wrap. The pages near the end are also a bit creased. Inscribed by Jesse D. Jennings on the front cover.
Supplement to American Antiquity Volume XXIII Number 2, Part 2, October, 1957. Jennings first explored Danger Cave (two miles east of Wendover, Utah) in 1849 and over the next few years directed several excavations of the cave. This groundbreaking work suggests that there was an ancient civilization dating back thousands of years that flourished in the arid western steppes of the United States. When first published this monograph aroused both criticism and support. Over time Jennings research on Danger Cave has gained widespread acceptance, and today is seen as a hallmark on the subject.