Title

The Nelson Site: A Cody Occupation in Northeastern Colorado

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Source

Plains Anthropologist

Volume

52

Issue

203

Inclusive pages

257-278

ISBN/ISSN

00320447

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

The Nelson site in northeastern Colorado represents a Cody age occupation of the High Plains. Because Paleoindian sites of any age are sparse in the archaeological record, each known occurrence adds significant information about prehistory. The Nelson site has received no formal field investigation; however, a small quantity of data has accumulated over nearly one half century of collecting. The cultural affiliation can be demonstrated with the recovered chipped stone assemblage and a new radiocarbon date, while zooarchaeological assessment of the fauna yields preliminary information about the nature of the occupation and Paleoindian lifeways.

Keywords

archaeology, colorado, cody, arnold

Disciplines

Anthropology