May 14, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Daily News "Pitkin County archaeology discovery includes prehistoric tools and weapons"

Andrew Travers:
"More than two dozen prehistoric tools and weapons found on an undeveloped plot in Pitkin County could provide archaeologists information about hunter-gatherer toolmaking in the West.

The find, on private property in the Emma area, on Bear Ridge Road, was reported last week to the Pitkin County commissioners. The owners of the site, David Brown and Jody Anthes, have building rights on the property. They asked the local government last week to place it, instead, on the county’s historical register and grant them two transferable development rights.

An archaeological survey of the site, conducted in December and made public last week, concluded the artifacts are from the Archaic Period, which ran roughly from 6400 to 400 B.C.

Archaeologists who surveyed the site for its owners recommended it as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.....'  (Read more?  Click title)

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