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Sopris Phase

  • Sopris Phase Map

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    Map of southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico showing the distribution of Sopris phase sites.
    Sopris Phase Map
  • Sopris Phase House

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    Artist’s reconstruction of a multi-room, stone masonry Sopris phase house.
    Sopris Phase House
  • Puebloan Trade Vessel

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    Drawing of a Taos Incised-style vessel manufactured in the Rio Grande valley and imported to a Sopris phase site on the Purgatoire River in southeastern Colorado.
    Puebloan Trade Vessel
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References: 

Galen R. Baker, “The Archaeology of the Park Plateau in Southeastern Colorado,” Southwestern Lore 30 (June 1964).

Timothy G. Baugh, “Holocene Adaptations in the Southern High Plains,” in Plains Indians, A.D. 500–1500, ed. Karl H. Schlesier (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994).

James H. Gunnerson, Archaeology of the High Plains, Cultural Resource Series No. 19 (Lakewood, CO: Bureau of Land Management, 1987).

Stephen M. Kalasz, Mark D. Mitchell, and Christian J. Zier, “Late Prehistoric Stage,” in Colorado Prehistory: A Context for the Arkansas River Basin, ed. Christian J. Zier and Stephen M. Kalasz (Denver: Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, 1999).

Mark D. Mitchell, “Interregional Interaction, Social Identity, and Household Reproduction: New Views on Ancient Frontiers,” in Boundaries and Territories, ed. E. Villalpando, Anthropological Research Papers No. 54 (Tempe: Arizona State University, 2002).

Caryl E. Wood and Gerald A. Bair, Trinidad Lake Cultural Resource Study, Part II: The Prehistoric Occupation of the Upper Purgatoire River Valley, Southeastern Colorado (Trinidad, CO: Laboratory of Contract Archeology, Trinidad State Junior College, 1980).

Additional Information: 

E. Steve Cassells, The Archaeology of Colorado (Boulder, CO: Johnson Publishing Company, 1990).

James H. Gunnerson, Archaeology of the High Plains (1987).

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

Christian J. Zier and Stephen M. Kalasz, Colorado Prehistory: A Context for the Arkansas River Basin (Denver: Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, 1999).

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