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Ancient sandal part of archeology’s cave collection

Photo: Wayne Armstrong

This sandal woven from yucca fibers more than 5,000 years ago is among the artifacts discovered by DU archaeologists at the Franktown Cave in southeast Colorado. The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology received a $6,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in January to organize some of its collections from the Franktown Cave and the Kenton Caves in northwest Oklahoma, which DU archaeologists have been studying for decades. The DU Museum of Anthropology houses more than 6,000 objects from both sites.

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