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The presence of both complete and broken arrowheads along with thousands of waste flakes produced while making arrowheads and other stone tools suggests that hunting equipment was being made and repaired at the cave. There is also evidence of woodworking and leatherworking activities including bits of hide, fur, and plant fibers. Also found were remnants of a rabbit-skin robe, feathers, and twine possibly from snares. The lack of permanent water nearby suggests that stays at the cave were short-term probably as a stopover while traversing the desert (photo used by permission of the Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Museum of Natural History).