La préhistoire en Lorraine
si vous souhaitez participer aux discussions de ce forum, comme par exemple poster vos découvertes lithiques, n'hésitez-pas à vous inscrire, sinon il vous suffit de fermer cette fenêtre.

Protecting North America's Oldest Structures

Aller en bas

Protecting North America's Oldest Structures

Message  Admin le Dim 1 Déc 2013 - 10:06

Protecting North America's Oldest Structures

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

(Western State Colorado University)
GUNNISON, COLORADO—The Mountaineer Site, on the summit of western Colorado's Tenderfoot Mountain, is home to some of the oldest structures in North America. Dating back 10,000 years to what archaeologists refer as the Folsom Period, the eight Paleoindian dwellings uncovered here are the only ones of their kind ever discovered. But the mountain is also important to telecommunications companies, which over the years have installed transmission towers at the site and inadvertantly harmed archaeological deposits. Now government agencies, telecommunications companies, and archaeologists have worked out a plan to protect the site, which is critical to scholars' understanding of the Folsom period, from further development. “Sites like this need to be protected and they’re not always well understood,” Carr says.  “There’s so much more to learn, only a fraction of it is excavated.

Vente d'objets préhistoriques reconstitués :

Inventaire-cartographie des sites préhistoriques lorrains :

Messages : 8359
Date d'inscription : 18/12/2009
Age : 50
Localisation : Cirey-sur-Vezouze (54)

Revenir en haut Aller en bas

Revenir en haut

- Sujets similaires

Permission de ce forum:
Vous ne pouvez pas répondre aux sujets dans ce forum