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Franktown Cave

Added by yongli on 06/22/2016 - 13:17, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Located two and a half miles southwest of Franktown, Franktown Cave is a prehistoric archaeological site in a large rockshelter that contained artifacts from prehistoric occupations over 8,000 years. Some of the findings include rare perishable artifacts manufactured from hide, wood and fiber, and...

Fremont Culture

Added by yongli on 05/03/2016 - 15:31, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Although it is on the eastern fringe of the area occupied by a people known to archaeology as the Fremont, Colorado is nevertheless important in the Fremont story, since clues to their origins and end are found there. Additionally, the presence of Fremont farmers had a profound influence on the...

Mantle's Cave

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 11:17, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Mantle’s Cave is the most important Fremont period archaeological site excavated in northwestern Colorado. Artifacts recovered from the cave were instrumental in defining the Fremont culture. Because the cave is dry, artifacts that are not usually seen at archaeological sites were preserved and...

Yucca House National Monument

Added by yongli on 05/02/2016 - 15:29, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Yucca House National Monument was established to protect and preserve a large Ancestral Pueblo village south of Cortez in the southwestern corner of Colorado. Yucca House is an important Ancestral Pueblo village based on its size, unique configurations, and prominent, highly visible location in the...
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