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Draper Cave Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 16:38, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
The Draper Cave Archaeological Site contains evidence of human occupation dating back to the Middle Archaic period (3000–1000 BCE). In 1972 the Denver chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society excavated the site under the supervision of Ivol K. Hagar. The most important discovery was the...

Ken-Caryl South Valley Archaeological District

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 15:59, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Located just north of Deer Creek in the valley between the hogback ridge and the foothills west of Denver, the Ken-Caryl South Valley Archaeological District contains rock shelters that were used by prehistoric peoples from at least the Late Paleo-Indian period (before 6000 BCE) through the Early...

Lamb Spring Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 16:26, last changed on 01/05/2018 - 01:07
Located in Douglas County southeast of Chatfield State Park, the Lamb Spring Archaeological Site is the only major site with Paleo-Indian (before 6000 BCE) deposits in the metropolitan Denver area. First excavated in 1961–62, the site contains bison and mammoth bones from the Paleo-Indian period,...

LoDaisKa Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 13:52, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
First excavated in 1956–57, the LoDaisKa Archaeological Site south of Morrison is a rockshelter that contains evidence of about 7,500 years of human occupation, from the Paleo-Indian period (before 6000 BCE) to the Early Ceramic (150–1150 CE). The site is especially significant for three main...

Roxborough State Park Archaeological District

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 13:17, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:35
The Roxborough State Park Archaeological District contains one historic homestead and a variety of prehistoric rockshelters and campsites dating back to at least the Early Archaic period (5500–3000 BCE). It is located at the southern end of the valley between the hogback ridge and the foothills,...
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