Architecture and Human Behavior at a Folsom Period Residential Camp

Author(s): Brooke Morgan; Brian Andrews

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "More Than Shelter from the Storm: Hunter-Gatherer Houses and the Built Environment" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The Mountaineer Folsom site, located in the Southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, contains evidence of at least four substantial habitation structures occupied over the course of at least one winter residence. The structures required significant energetic investment in their construction and were made of stacked stone foundations with an aspen-pole supported superstructure. Analysis of artifact assemblages and spatial patterning both inside and outside the structures suggests that different types of activities took place in the different structures, and that they were part of a functionally integrated, contemporaneously occupied community. This site offers a rare glimpse at social structure and behavior not seen in other more common types of sites in the Folsom archaeological record.

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Architecture and Human Behavior at a Folsom Period Residential Camp. Brooke Morgan, Brian Andrews. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450974)

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Abstract Id(s): 26146