Using Historical Archives to Discover Forgotten Caves
Those of us who are interested in either cave exploration or cave research are, naturally, very interested in locating significant landscape features in a given karst terrane, such as caves, springs, and sinkholes. The assembly of an inventory of such features for a particular locale allows us to understand the “big picture” of regional karst development, correlating the pattern of mapped cave passages with data derived from geophysical methods. The more information we have about such features, the more complete and reliable our knowledge and interpretation becomes. Karst terranes, however, are not static but are dynamic, and landscape features appear and disappear over time, a process that is accelerated by human activity.
O'Dell, Gary A., "Using Historical Archives to Discover Forgotten Caves" (2008). Faculty Research at Morehead State University. 442.