Cave Detectives: Unraveling the Mystery of an Ice Age Cave
Illustrator: Ashley Mims
"We have to save this cave! You're not going to believe what's down there!" In September 2001, near Springfield, Missouri, a construction company was building a road. They expected to blast away a hill but instead uncovered Riverbluff Cave-one of North America's oldest Ice Age cave sites. Inside are swipe marks from gigantic claws, thousands of hoof prints in still-moist earth, and the fossilized remains of animal feet. Here is the story of how scientists worked to date the cave and identify its treasures. Full-color photos and illustrations. Time line. Glossary.
JLG Release: Jul 2007
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Praise & Reviews
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7 1/2" x 9"
Level 5.7; Points: 1;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 7.4; Points: 3;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Ancient species of North America, Road construction, Blasting, Discovering a cave, Geologists, Paleontologists, Investigation, Cave formation, Clay, Preserving history, Ice ages, Hydrologists, Fossils, Cave entrances, Animal behavior, Radiocarbon dating, Cosmogenic dating, Discovering new species,