• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Bibliography - Cave Archeology

Abbott, Jane Paxson. 1989. Paleoecology of the Late and Post-Archaic Section of the Beaver Creek Shelter (39CU779), Wind Cave National Park, Custer County, South Dakota. M.S. Thesis. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota. 214 p.

Alex, Lynn Marie. 1991. The Archaeology of the Beaver Creek Shelter (39CU779): A Preliminary Statement. Contract PX-1242-9-1123 to National Park Service. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota. 214 p.

Braun, Kurt. 1995. A Level 1 & 3 Heritage Resource Inventory of Site Prep Areas, In Custer County, South Dakota. US Forest Service Project #C-41-95.

Davis, Carl. 1980. The View Outside Ludlow Cave: Archaeological Reconnaissance in the North Cave Hills. Paper at the 38 Plains Conference.

Fredlund, Glen G. & Sundstorm, Linea. Geomorphology and Geoarchaeology of Lower Highland Creek, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota. 29 p.

Galindo, Jennifer. 2000. Wind Cave Archeological Inventory Project: Research Design. United States Department of the Interior. National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Martin, James E. & Abbott, Jane P. New Discovery of An Archaeological and Paleontological Site in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

Martin, James E. & Alex, Robert A. 1986. Prehistory of Wind Cave National Park. 65 p.

Martin, James E., Alex, Robert A. & Benton, Rachel C.. 1993. Chronology of the Beaver Creek Shelter, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

Meleen, Elmer, & J. Pruitt. 1941. A Preliminary Report on Rock Shelters in Fall River County, South Dakota. Master’s thesis.

Over, William. 1936. The Archaeology of Ludlow Cave and its Significance. American Antiquity 2(2): 126-129.

Wood, Raymond. 1971. A Pottery Find Near Ludlow Cave, South Dakota. Plains Anthropologist 16(52): 117-120.

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.