Archeological Inventory in the Vicinity of Brown's Sheep Camp (5LA5824) in the U.S. Army Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Las Animas County, Colorado.
Final rept. 13-21 May 96,
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LINCOLN NE MIDWEST ARCHEOLOGICAL CENTER
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In May 1996, an archeological inventory was undertaken by a crew from the Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service, in the extreme southwestern portion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site PCMS. The PCMS is located about 40 miles northeast of Trinidad, Colorado. The purpose of this inventory was to identify an archeological resource whose temporal and cultural affiliations might allow it to be associated with the 1870s Hogback Stage Station. The survey area included 230 acres of lowland and upland settings on the north and south sides of a prominent linear feature known as the Hogback. The fieldwork resulted in locating and recording eight previously unrecorded sites and thirty-one isolated finds IFs. About 190 acres were surveyed in the uplands south of the Hogback. Resources identified in that area include four twentieth-century trash scatters, 27 historic IFs, and two prehistoric IFs. About forty acres were surveyed north of the Hogback on the north side of Van Bremer Arroyo. Cultural resources located in this area include two historic sites, two multicomponent sites Late Prehistoric and twentieth-century, and two historic IFs. In addition, the MWAC crew shovel-tested one historic site 5LA3547 to determine its association with the 1870s Hogback Stage Station. None of the resources located or tested could be associated with the stage station.
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