Posts tagged Colorado backcountry adventures
The Four Corners: Historic Periods from 12,000 B.C. to 1,500 A.D. at Bears Ears National Monument

Human activity in this area can be traced back as far as 14,000 years ago to a Clovis site situated on Lime Ridge located just southeast of Cedar Mesa proper. These individuals traveled in small groups over large territories and hunted now-extinct mammals. As technology and societal structure advanced, people began living together in larger groups with more complex building arrangements.

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Bears Ears National Monument: My Volunteer Responsibilities

I’ve been to 5 sites on my route - 3 ruins, a large mesa where people disperse camp, and 1 large rock art panel. All of the ruins I’ve visited are located at the entrance of caves in beautiful sandstone mini-canyons carved out by water over millions of years. The size, complexity, and ingenuity of the ruins have been impressive and…

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