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Apishapa Phase

Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 16:22, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 07:36
The Apishapa phase is the name given to distinctive archaeological sites found primarily in southeastern Colorado that Native Americans occupied between AD 1050 and 1450. The Apishapa phase is related to both contemporaneous and more recent archaeological sites located in the Texas and Oklahoma...

Earth Lodge

Added by yongli on 06/23/2016 - 16:33, last changed on 10/20/2017 - 09:59
An earth lodge is a distinctive type of timber-frame house built from the early 1400s to the late 1800s by a dozen different Plains Indian tribes. These massive circular structures, often encompassing 1,500 square feet or more, featured four large support posts arranged around a central fireplace...

Sopris Phase

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 10:35, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:45
Archaeologists use the term Sopris phase to refer to unique Native American sites found only on the Purgatoire River west of Trinidad, Colorado, and on the upper tributaries of the Canadian River west of Raton and Cimarron, New Mexico (Fig. 1). Sopris people were the only indigenous farmers who...
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