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Culturally Modified Trees

Added by yongli on 06/23/2016 - 13:38, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Culturally Modified Trees (or CMTs) are trees that exhibit peels, ax cuts, delimbing, wood removal, and other cultural modifications. Numerous CMTs are found in the foothills and mountains of Colorado. Research has shown that these trees are artifacts reflecting cultural utilization of trees by...

Tree-Ring Dating

Added by yongli on 02/25/2016 - 13:19, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 01:07
Tree-ring dating is formally known as “dendrochronology” (literally, the study of tree time). It is the science of assigning calendar-year dates to the growth rings of trees, and Colorado figures prominently in its development and application in archaeology and other disciplines. Uses...

Wickiups and Other Wooden Features

Added by yongli on 05/02/2016 - 16:55, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Wickiups were temporary conical and domed shelters constructed by the Native American inhabitants of Colorado for millennia. Because of the perishable nature of their construction materials, a vast majority of wickiups and other prehistoric wooden structures have vanished from the landscape...
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