Alabama’s ’19. Ancient Dark Zone Art Treasure in the Cave of the Nameless

The cave curves for two miles beneath northern Alabama, with gorges that turn into mysterious dark zones, sediment deposits, a waterfall, and deep pools. Ancient footprints are buried in its furthest gorge. The names of Union soldiers from the Civil War are scribbled on a wall. Bending over the ceiling because the ceiling was too […]

Neanderthals and Humans Moved in This French Cave

Tens of thousands of years ago, Europe’s hottest real estate was a rock shelter in southern France. Grotte Mandrin had everything a hominin could want. A rocky ledge that provides shelter from the rain. Wide view of a valley and bison and deer roaming below. A prime location in the Rhône Valley, an important natural […]