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Barger Gulch Site

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 15:28, last changed on 01/15/2020 - 15:28
There are few places in western North America richer in Paleo-Indian archaeology than Middle Park , the valley that forms the headwaters of the Colorado River in Grand County . Within Middle Park, the Barger Gulch area preserves an impressive amount of evidence from early humans, with sites dating...

Colorado Geology

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 14:26, last changed on 01/14/2020 - 01:07
The Earth beneath the rugged mountains and serene plains of Colorado records an ancient saga. Broad tropical seas teemed with life, while reptiles roamed on shore. Continents converged and collided, building massive mountains, only to be torn apart by the movements of colossal tectonic plates...

Great Divide

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:44, last changed on 02/16/2020 - 01:07
The beautiful and imposing mountain scenery of Colorado’s Great Divide has led to the common belief that the state is home to a singular “Continental Divide.” The divide in Colorado, however, is only a piece of the larger Great Divide, a geologic crest that runs from Alaska through South America...

Jared Smith

Added by yongli on 01/27/2019 - 17:03, last changed on 02/03/2020 - 01:07
Jared Smith is the author of thirteen volumes of poetry. His work has appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies here and abroad. He is Poetry Editor of Turtle Island Quarterly (e-zine,) and has worked on the editorial staff of The New York Quarterly, Home Planet News , and The...

Kierstin Bridger

Added by Greg Vogl on 09/25/2018 - 10:27, last changed on 10/16/2019 - 10:20
Kierstin Bridger is a Colorado writer who divides her time between Ridgway and Telluride . She is author of two books: Women Writing the West's 2017 WILLA Award-winning Demimonde (Lithic Press) and All Ember (Urban Farmhouse Press). She is a winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize , the 2015 ACC...

Lyons Sandstone

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 15:23, last changed on 01/15/2020 - 15:23
Named for the Boulder County town whose historic quarries made it famous, the Lyons Sandstone formation is a Permian age rock layer in the foothills of the Front Range from the Wyoming border to south of Colorado Springs . It is the primary formation in the scenic red rock outcrops at Garden of the...

Pamela Uschuk

Added by yongli on 01/27/2019 - 15:34, last changed on 11/30/2019 - 01:07
Political activist and wilderness advocate Pam Uschuk has howled out six books of poems, including Crazy Love (2010 American Book Award) and her most recent collection, Blood Flower (2015). Translated into more than a dozen languages, her work appears in over 300 journals and...

Prehistoric Stone Quarrying in Colorado

Added by yongli on 01/14/2020 - 14:37, last changed on 02/16/2020 - 01:07
From exquisitely flaked Folsom spear points to the spectacular cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park , among the most visible vestiges of Colorado’s Native American history are those crafted from naturally available rock. Archaeologists and others have documented nearly 1,000 places across...

Rita Brady Kiefer

Added by yongli on 12/12/2018 - 16:26, last changed on 02/13/2019 - 13:41
Rita Brady Kiefer has published two full-length poetry collections— Nesting Doll, finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and Crossing Borders —and three chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Face to Face (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Hunger...

Shield Cave Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 01/14/2020 - 15:07, last changed on 01/14/2020 - 15:07
Shield Cave is a large limestone cavern in Eagle County that contains painted rock art dating to the Historic period and deposits of the iron mineral pigment material used to make ochre-color paint. This site is one of hundreds of caverns that have developed in the Mississippian Period Leadville...

Trout Creek Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 01/14/2020 - 15:13, last changed on 01/14/2020 - 15:13
Trout Creek in east Chaffee County is an extensive archaeological site exhibiting natural outcrops of colorful jaspers that were used for thousands of years as raw material for toolmaking by many different groups of Native Americans. It is one of the best-known toolstone sources not only in central...
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