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Manzano Cave

NM: Torrance Co.


Location of Manzano Cave.Age. Pleistocene and Holocene (Hibben 1941).

General Description. Manzano Cave is located in the foothills of the Manzano Mountains 5 miles west of the town of Manzano (Hibben 1941).

Discussion. The cave had been badly disturbed, with only small portions apparently showing the original stratigraphy. Cultural material (Hibben 1941), among other things, included a Sandia point and a set of bola weights. Camelops and Nothrotheriops identified from an undisturbed section.


Nothrotheriops sp.—Shasta Ground Sloth (Hibben 1941)
Camelops sp.—Camel (Hibben 1941)

Literature. Hibben 1941.


Last Update: 22 Oct 2008