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Figure 5. Bryne Cache in situ with cave stick. Photograph by Josh Roth.

               and location within the storage basket suggests it likely served as the storage basket base, a repair after the
               initial base was lost. It is not evident whether the basket was intentionally made to serve as a base for the
               storage basket (B1), or, whether the basket was repurposed as the base after being damaged.
                       An approximately two meter-long cave stick made from a trimmed California juniper (Juniperus
               californica) bough was found resting against the cliff face holding the cache, and leaned into the cavity
               containing the baskets (Figure 5). Whitby’s (2012) work shows that it is not uncommon to find such sticks
               associated with caches in the greater Southern California region. McArthur’s (2015) analysis suggests that
               cave sticks may have had a number of purposes such as marking a cache location, being used as part of the
               architecture of storage such has for hanging baskets, or even being simply part of the cache themselves,
               saved for potential future usages. Such sticks being associated with baskets in caves or shelters are therefore
               best called “cave sticks” which reflects their possible  multiple usages. While a poorly understood
               phenomena, the temporal importance of cave sticks seems to point to relatively late usage. Recent work on
               cave sticks shows no evidence of them being utilized any earlier than the Late Period (i.e. no earlier than
               circa A.D. 1350, and perhaps not this early) into the Mission Period.  Further research should help clarify
               this issue as there are very few dated caches with associated cave sticks.

                                              DOCUMENTATION METHODS
                       In considering extraction of the baskets and the unique nature of an in situ cache, a highly detailed
               documentation through multiple methods was undertaken, emphasizing redundancy and minimalizing
               errors. To that end, Devlin Gandy and Joshua Roth recorded the in situ cache assemblage through both laser
               scanning and photogrammetry modeling. David Robinson made additional archaeological sketches. The

               SCA Proceedings, Volume 30 (2016)                            Bryne, Gandy, Robinson, and Johnson p. 218
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