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Sopris phase

Sopris Phase

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 10:35, last changed on 10/10/2019 - 12:02

Sopris Phase Map

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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...

The Formative Period in Prehistory

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 10:09, last changed on 10/23/2019 - 11:23
The Formative is the last of several periods in a sequence of cultural development that traces the overall progression from stone-tool-using, hunter- gatherer societies to fully developed agricultural societies. The process that occurred is analogous to the Old World’s “Neolithic Revolution.” It is...

Trinchera Cave Archaeological District

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 14:58, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 11:51
Located about forty miles east of Trinidad , the Trinchera Cave Archaeological District is known primarily for its large assortment of well-preserved perishable artifacts, such as basketry and sandals. With diverse occupations ranging from the Paleo-Indian period (before 6000 BCE) to the 1800s CE,...
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