Accession Number : ADA469697


Title :   Archaeological Sites Inventory of the High Priority Portions of Training Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, and H of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Las Animas County, Colorado


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 2002-Mar 2007


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


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a469697.pdf


Report Date : 18 Mar 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 268


Abstract : During a 5,793 acre archaeological survey at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Las Animas County, Colorado, 112 sites and 77 isolated artifacts were identified. The Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site is a large military base used by the United States Army as a maneuver area for mechanized tracked and wheeled vehicles. Live-fire training occurs within two large ranges on a periodic basis. 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 modern ground surface. Nearly a quarter of the project sites, however, contain the remnants of stone houses such as tipi rings or Apishapa phase architectural units. Most of the projects sites were found along canyon edges where access to food and non-food resources was good. The types of artifacts identified by archaeologists at these locations indicate canyon areas were utilized from the Paleoindian stage to the historic period.


Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES , *ARCHEOLOGY , *COLORADO , SURVEYS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , MANEUVERS , HISTORIC SITES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE