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The Archaic Period in Colorado

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    Natural rockshelters such as Draper Cave in Custer County were popular camp site locations during the Archaic period.
    Draper Cave, Colorado

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References: 

E. Steve Cassells, The Archaeology of Colorado, 2nd ed. (Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, 1997).

John D. Gooding, The Archaeology of Vail Pass Camp: A Multi-Component Base Camp below Tree Limit in the Southern Rockies. Highway Salvage Report 35 (Denver: Colorado Department of Highways, 1981).

Gordon R. Willey and Philip Phillips, Method and Theory in American Archaeology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958; reprint ed., Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2001).

Additional Information: 

Archaic Period Sites,” Encyclopedia of the Great Plains (Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2011).

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, “Archaic: 6000 to 500 B.C., Peoples of the Mesa Verde Region” (Cortez, CO, 2014).

David Grant Noble, Ancient Colorado: An Archaeological Perspective (Denver: Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, 2000).

Tammy Stone, The Prehistory of Colorado and Adjacent Areas (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1999).

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