Welcome to the “sneak preview” of COLORADO- Corner to Corner,
A Photographic History of the Centennial State
Chronology by Colorado State Archives
This “Sneak Preview” in no way represents the actual text or photos that may or may not appear in the final book.
13,000 B.C. Big game hunters may have occupied area later known as Colorado. Evidence shows that they were here by at least 9200 B.C.
The Lindenmeier Site(above) is a stratified multi-component archaeological site most famous for its Folsom component. It is located on the former Lindenmeier Ranch, now the Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, in northeastern Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The site contains the most extensive Folsom culture campsite yet found with a radiocarbon date of 10,600 to 10,720 B.P. Artifacts were also found from subsequent Archaic and Late pre-historic periods
Dent Site is a Clovis culture (about 11,000 years before present) site located in Weld County, Colorado, near Milliken, Colorado. It provided evidence that man and mammoth co-existed in the Americas. The site is located on an alluvial fan alongside the South Platte River. Following a period of heavy rainfall and flooding in 1932, Frank Garner, Union Pacific Railroad employee, discovered large animal bones that were exposed near the Dent railroad station. The Dent Site, in Weld County, Colorado, was a fossil mammoth excavation for most of 1932. The first Dent Clovis point was found November 5, 1932 and the in situ point was found July 7, 1933. (We are still looking to find this exact site)