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Spirit Cave Research Paper

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Spirit Cave is located in Thailand, in the Pang Mapha district, in the Mae Hong Son Province. (1) The Hoabinhian hunting tribe occupied it from 9000 to 5500 BCE. They were a community of hunters and gatherers that used tools such as the short axe, hammerstones, and tools made of bone. The cave is on a hillside overlooking a small stream. This site dates back to the Neolithic or New Stone Age. Spirit Cave plant remains that were included an array of beans and nuts. The cave was excavated by Chester Gorman in the mid 1960's. According to Gorman, the Hoabinhian people learned to domesticate plants. They used the plants not only for food, but for condiments, stimulants, and for lightning purposes. (2) Gorman found and identified two
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