Accession Number : ADA441220


Title :   Archaeological Sites Inventory of the Training Area 10 and 12 Portions of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Las Animas County, Colorado. Volume 1


Descriptive Note : Final rept., Apr 1998-Oct 2004


Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Owens, Mark ; Loendorf, Lawrence L. ; Hughes, Richard E. ; Krause, Richard A. ; Maechtle, Caralee ; Owens, Pamela R.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA441220


Report Date : 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 487


Abstract : During a large archaeological survey at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Las Animas County, Colorado, 315 sites were identified. The Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site is a large military base used by the United States Army as a training area for mechanized tracked and wheeled vehicle maneuvers. Most sites are cultural material scatters or places where fragments of chipped-stone flaking debris, chipped-stone tools, or ground-stone tools are exposed on the ground surface. Nearly a quarter of the project sites, however, contain the remnants of stone houses like tipi rings or Apishapa phase structures. Project Sites are often found along the canyon edges where access to food and water is good. As such, the types of artifacts identified by archaeologists at these locations indicate canyon areas were used for the past 10,000 years.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES , *SURVEYS , *ARCHEOLOGY , CERAMIC MATERIALS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ARTIFACTS , COLORADO , HOUSING(DWELLINGS) , AMERICAN INDIANS


Subject Categories : SOCIOLOGY AND LAW
      HUMANITIES AND HISTORY
      LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE