By E. Steve Cassells
Archaeologist Steve Cassells info the prehistory of Colorado from the Paleo-Indian sizeable and bison hunters during the Archaic, Fremont, and Plains wooded area peoples to the Anasazi of the southwest and the historical Utes and Plains Indians. the writer attracts on unpublished experiences, own communications, and exhaustive learn within the revealed literature to make this a booklet during which even experts will locate new and interesting fabric. major websites from each cultural level and each a part of the nation are tested, and an "Archaeological Scrapbook" offers thumbnail sketches of some of the colourful and critical archaeologists who've stimulated the improvement of the technological know-how within the nation. thoroughly revised and up to date, "The Archaeology of Colorado" remains to be the main complete and significant publication at the topic ever released. It offers a whole review for the pro and beginner archaeologist and a very good advent for a person attracted to the prehistory of the West.
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On fossil hominids of the Old World: Almquist and Cronin 1978; Blumenschine and Cavallo 1992; Campbell and Loy 1996; Day 1965; Howell 1968; Howells 1959; Isaac 1984; Johanson and Edey 1981; Lewin 1987; Phenice 1972; Poirier 1977; Toth and Schick 1986. On Old World cultural developments: Braidwood 1967; Clark 1977; Fagan 1995; Hester and Grady 1982. On Old World and New World domestications: Diamond 1987; Ford 1985; Hole et al. 1969; Matson 1991; Minnis 1985; Moore 1985; Smith 1992; Struever 1971; Simmons 1986; Wills 1988.
The Republican and Smoky Hill Rivers have small headwaters in northeast Colorado. They join in eastern Kansas and terminate in the Missouri River at Kansas City. The Arkansas River, with headwaters in the Mosquito Range near South Park, initially flows south between parallel mountain ranges, then turns east and cuts deeply through Royal Gorge and then across southern Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, emptying into the Mississippi River. These eastern riverine systems conduct water from the mountains through what is otherwise a dry region.
Vegetation in the parks is principally sagebrush and mixed grasses, intersected by localized riparian (stream bank) communities. " Found above 11,500 feet in the northern part of the state and above 12,000 feet in the south, it is characterized by a lack of trees (the term tundra is Russian for "land of no trees"). A transitional community of stunted, tightly packed wind-blown conifers may exist as a buffer known as krummholz (German for "crooked wood'') between the spruce-fir and alpine areas, but the zone itself is tundra.
The Archaeology of Colorado by E. Steve Cassells