There and back again in the Rawah Wilderness: reoccupation at high elevations in the Medicine Bow Mountains, Colorado
This thesis considers the role of reoccupation and persistent use of place in broader systems of high elevation landscape use in the Southern Rocky Mountains. With a geographic focus on the Medicine Bow Mountains of northern Colorado, the study identifies substantive patterns in the assemblage composition, landscape distribution, and surface structure of sites exhibiting evidence of high reoccupation intensity. Following a laboratory analysis of 2,372 artifacts from 30 sites, as well as high resolution mapping of surface artifact distributions in the field, the study identifies several trends ...
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