About the Authors and Artist
Bibi Booth, Shelly Fischman, and Betsy Wooster are Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Environmental Education Specialists; Richard Brook is a BLM Archaeologist; and Jim Goodbar is a BLM Cave Specialist.
The authors would like to express their appreciation to the following people for their assistance with this article: Pat Barker, Celia Boddington, Kevin Flynn, Mark Goldbach, Craig Harmon, Joelle McCarthy, Garth Portillo, Chris Ross, Stephanie Sironen, Gary Smith, Peg Sorensen, Fred Stabler, Brenda Wilkinson, all of BLM; and Barbara French of Bat Conservation International.
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American Cave Conservation Association
The Archaeology of Hidden Cave, Nevada
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National Park Service Mammoth Cave Curriculum Materials
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To order: 505-785-2232, x480; http://www.ccgma.org