Southern Indiana cave with ice age fossils to open June 15
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 06:10

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana cave discovered three years ago that's yielded a treasure trove of ice age fossils opens to the public for the first time next weekend.

Indiana Caverns' owners say the complex about two miles south of Corydon is Indiana's first show cave to open in 40 years. The portion opening June 15 for paid tours was found in 2010.

The cave's discoverers initially thought the cave's floor was littered with the bones of common livestock. But those turned out to be the fossilized bones of black bears, flat nosed peccaries, bison and other ice age mammals that entered the cave through a passage which apparently closed about 10,000 years ago.

Surveys have found no evidence of humans entering the cave prior to 2010.

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Online: http://www.indiancaverns.com/


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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