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Cottonwood Cave

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 12:42, last changed on 10/09/2019 - 11:27
Located near Cottonwood Creek on the Uncompahgre Plateau in Montrose County , Cottonwood Cave is a prehistoric site from the Basketmaker II period (400 BCE–400 CE) of the Ancestral Puebloan tradition. Excavated in 1947 by Clarence T. Hurst , the cave yielded a buried cache of corn that was later...

Mountaineer Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 13:31, last changed on 08/23/2019 - 14:42
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...

Tabeguache Cave

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 14:53, last changed on 10/10/2019 - 10:13
Located southwest of Montrose , Tabeguache Cave was used during the Basketmaker II period (400 BCE–400 CE) of the Ancestral Puebloan tradition. Excavated in 1939–41 by the Colorado archaeologist Clarence T. Hurst , it was Hurst’s first excavation in the area and led him to excavate many other...
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