Chapter 26 -- Caves and related sites in the Great Plains of North America
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Blakeslee, Donald J.
Blakeslee, Donald J. 2012. Chapter 26 -- Sacred Darkness: A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, ppg. 353-362, 2012.
The Great Plains are not known for spectacular caves, but caves and especially rockshelters are present. Many have been excavated, usually without regard to the possibility of ritual. In this chapter, I discuss ethnographic evidence for the cosmological significance of caves and equivalent sites.
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