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In the News: May 2022 Dialogue

NBC News: America’s largest cave figures discovered in Alabama

Roughly 1,000 years ago, artists working by the light of burning reeds carved figures into the ceiling of a cave in what’s now Alabama, crouching in the narrow space below. … “They are either people dressed in regalia to look like spirits, or they are spirits,” said archaeologist Jan Simek, a professor of anthropology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. And if they were people dressed as spirits, they were for a time considered the spirits themselves. Also in The Daily Beast and Bollyinside.