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    Excavated in 1959–60 by Cynthia and Henry Irwin, the Magic Mountain Archaeological Site was one of the first foothills sites to be professionally excavated and has provided the foundation for all later archaeological research in the region.
    Magic Mountain Site



Judi Halasi, “Magic Mountain Site [5JF223],” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (March 27, 1979).

Cynthia Irwin-Williams and Henry J. Irwin, Excavations at Magic Mountain: A Diachronic Study of Plains-Southwest Relations (Denver: Denver Museum of Natural History, 1966).

Stephen M. Kalasz and William Lane Shields, “Report of 1994/1996 Grid Block Archaeological Excavations at the Magic Mountain Site (5JF223) in Jefferson County, Colorado,” State Historical Fund Project 96-01-049 (July 1997).

Additional Information: 

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