Described by archeologists as a "find of unusual interest," the pouch is shown here as it was uncovered in the cave, in a somewhat flattened state. Three sections of fiber matting lay over it, and a prickly pear pad lay alongside it. The pouch was lying on a rabbit fur blanket with a layer of grass and other plant material. The arid climate of the Lower Pecos has preserved troves of perishable materials such as these, left behind by hunting and gathering peoples over thousands of years. TARL Archives.
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