Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hundreds of Dice, Game Pieces Found in Utah Cave Shed Light on Prehistoric Gambling

A cave on the shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake is giving archaeologists a rare glimpse into a seldom-studied aspect of life in the ancient West — prehistoric gambling.

Researchers exploring the cave, known simply as Cave 1, have identified hundreds of dice, hoops, carved sticks and other trinkets used in indigenous games of chance and skill.

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