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Walking Colorado: An Introduction to the Origins Section

Added by yongli on 01/20/2017 - 11:41, last changed on 09/02/2017 - 01:07
Hundreds of generations of Native American ancestors are represented in Colorado by scatters of artifacts along with the less portable evidence of shelter, the warmth of hearths, storage needs, and symbolic expression. We learn about them through archaeology and indigenous peoples’ oral traditions...

Fluted Points

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 12:38, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 20:33
Fluted projectile points represent the earliest North American stone tool technology, although they comprise a small portion of the overall stone technology observed in the New World. These easily recognized spear points represent one form of technology used by the earliest human inhabitants of...

Mountaineer Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 13:31, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 20:55
Discovered in 1994, the Mountaineer Archaeological Site consists of more than sixty clusters of prehistoric artifacts on top of Tenderfoot Mountain near Gunnison . The most significant discovery at the site has been structures dating to the Paleo-Indian period (9500–5800 BCE) and associated with...

Paleo-Indian Period

Added by yongli on 05/02/2016 - 14:08, last changed on 08/27/2017 - 09:17
The Paleo-Indian period is the era from the end of the Pleistocene (the last Ice Age) to about 9,000 years ago (7000 BC), during which the first people migrated to North and South America. This period is seen through a glass darkly: Paleo-Indian sites are few and scattered, and the material from...
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