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Clovis

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 13:59, last changed on 12/29/2017 - 08:02
The term Clovis refers to the earliest widespread archaeological culture to have occupied North and Central America, ca. 13,250–12,800 years ago. Since the discovery of the first Clovis artifacts in the 1930s, debate has raged over such fundamental issues as whether people who left behind Clovis...

Dent Site

Added by yongli on 05/09/2016 - 15:35, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Early colonists occupied Colorado’s rich and ecologically diverse landscapes in the waning millennia of our planet’s most recent major Ice Age, the Pleistocene, between 14,000 and 12,000 years. Our best-documented evidence for Colorado’s earliest hunter and gatherer inhabitants, people we call...

Fluted Points

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 12:38, last changed on 12/29/2017 - 08:02
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...

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,...

Paleo-Indian Period

Added by yongli on 05/02/2016 - 14:08, last changed on 01/14/2019 - 01:07
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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