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The Oldest Ice Age Cave: Riverbluff Cave Near Springfield Provides Timeline in Fossils
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TitleThe Oldest Ice Age Cave: Riverbluff Cave Near Springfield Provides Timeline in Fossils
AbstractDiscovered by accident on historic September 11, 2001, Riverbluff Cave near Springfield yields evidence of ice age species including turtles, wooly or new species of mammoth, armadillo, ice-age pig, 700-pound American lion, and the short-faced bear which is the largest bear that ever lived, standing six-feet tall on all fours. TIn order to protect the cave's environment, the public is not allowed in the cave, but a small museum on site, at 2327 W. Farm Road 190 in Springfield, tells its story. A new 5,000-square foot facility is planned.
AuthorDanita Allen Wood
DateAugust 2007
SourceMissouri Life
LocationMVSC Q 977.8 M6793
Volume34
Number4
Page124-127
SubjectCaves
Extinct animals
Local SubjectSpringfield, Missouri
Riverbluff Cave
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID217473
CONTENTdm number37093
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