Cultural Resource Survey for the Consolidated Space Operations Center Project Near Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
Final rept. Feb-Jun 82,
DENVER UNIV CO ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCE INST
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A cultural resource survey was conducted on 640 acres of State land. The impact to the land will include the construction of the consolidated Space operations Center. The report includes a regional overview of the area, a research design, the environment, field and analysis methods, inventory of the cultural properties, evaluation of the research, and management summary and recommendations. One historic site and six prehistoric isolated finds were recorded. The historic site is a ranching and livestock grazing area. The isolated finds include a projectile point probably Woodland ca. 1,000 A.D., two core fragments and three flakes. None of the isolated finds or the site appear to be eligible to the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the research questions were addressed utilizing negative data. The research suggests that the specific area under study was only occupied occasionally prehistorically, probably during hunting. Evidence suggests that the area does not offer the needed environmental variables for occupation and use beyond that of hunting. Historically, the area is extensively utilized as a ranching and livestock grazing area. This began in the early 1920s and is present today.
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