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Cramer Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 15:44, last changed on 10/10/2019 - 10:47
The Cramer Archaeological Site is an Apishapa phase site located near the mouth of Apishapa Canyon . Consisting of vertical stone slabs arranged to form at least two rooms, the site was probably used around 1250–1350 CE. In 1985–86 James Gunnerson performed extensive excavations at the site and...

Snake Blakeslee Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 08/25/2016 - 12:18, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Located in Apishapa Canyon in southeastern Colorado, the Snake Blakeslee Archaeological Site consists of two residential room clusters and several outlying structures that apparently made up a single Apishapa phase (1050–1450 CE) community. First described in the 1930s by Etienne B. Renaud, the...

Sopris Phase

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 10:35, last changed on 10/10/2019 - 12:02

Sopris Phase Map

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Archaeologists use the term Sopris phase to refer to unique Native American sites found only on the Purgatoire River west of Trinidad, Colorado, and on the upper tributaries of the Canadian River west of Raton and Cimarron, New Mexico (Fig. 1). Sopris people were the only indigenous farmers who...

The Formative Period in Prehistory

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 10:09, last changed on 10/23/2019 - 11:23
The Formative is the last of several periods in a sequence of cultural development that traces the overall progression from stone-tool-using, hunter- gatherer societies to fully developed agricultural societies. The process that occurred is analogous to the Old World’s “Neolithic Revolution.” It is...

Torres Cave Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 08/25/2016 - 12:30, last changed on 10/10/2019 - 11:18
The Torres Cave Archaeological Site is a rock shelter in the wall of a canyon south of La Junta. Excavated in 1977 by the Denver chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society , the site was probably occupied over several centuries as a seasonal Plains Woodland (350–1000 CE) hunting and foraging...

Trinchera Cave Archaeological District

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 14:58, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 11:51
Located about forty miles east of Trinidad , the Trinchera Cave Archaeological District is known primarily for its large assortment of well-preserved perishable artifacts, such as basketry and sandals. With diverse occupations ranging from the Paleo-Indian period (before 6000 BCE) to the 1800s CE,...
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