b'traffic points to the winter as excavation found bonesIdaho survived much longer than previously known. of unborn bison, dating the drive into late winter orThe team was very excited to find elephant blood on early spring. The bisons lack of sight would lead themone of those Folsom points, helping piece together the to running and dropping to their death into a deeptheory that a mammoth remnant of species may have snowbank off the lip of a cliff where their meat andsurvived longer than thought.hides were harvested. Due to the many bison bones found in their excavations, and tools used to processAsyearshavegoneon,morearchaeologistshave them, modern day archaeologists believe this site maygrown interested in exploring the Wasden Caves and havebeenusedrepeatedly.Allthesefindingsandits treasure, but the artifacts retrieved from the caves a clues continue to help archaeologists today figure outhalf century ago were housed at Idaho State University what happened near the Wasden Caves. andinaccessibletoresearchersandthepublic.In recent years, Rick Harris and his brothers renewed The discovery of Folsom points, most often associatedtheir childhood interest in their grandfathers caves, with bison, was not surprising. But the discovery ofestablished ownership and secured the artifacts, and mammoth bones in Wasden Caves along with Folsomdonated them to the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls. points tests the mainstream theory of how long theThe incredible artifacts including ice age mammoth, mammothsurvivedduringtheiceage.Typically,dire wolf, bison, and camel bones are on permanent mammothbonesareassociatedwiththeearlierdisplay as the Wasden Collection at the Museum of Clovis spearhead point styles which were not foundIdaho.DiscoveriessuchasWasdenCavesallowus inWasdenCaves.Instead,sevenFolsompointsa glimpse into the past to the first people of North have been found from the site along with mammothAmerica and our connection to the ancient West. Its a bones,fromstratifieddeposit.Researcherswerestory that goes back thousands of years and continues convincedthemammothfindingsandtheFolsomto this day.pointspearheadswenttogetherandstruggledwith theresponsefromtherestofthearchaeologicalFuture exploration, excavation and research of Wasden community. It was a challenge to prove the connectionCaves will continue to expose new information and betweentheFolsom pointsand themammoth andclarify elements of history. tryingtosupportthetheorythatthemammothin33'