Historic Preservation
Prehistoric Archaic Stage : 7800 BP - 1800 Years Before Present
  • Photograph
  • Photograph
  • 2011.003.5
  • Plains Archaic
  • Archaic tools... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.1008.770
  •  
  • Projectile point. Translucent large point, nearly complete. Munsell 5YR 6/1 Light Brownish Gray. It has some brownish orange interior strips leading to a petrified wood material identification but it could be quartz or chalcedony as well. Convex stem... View Full Record
  • Print, Photomechanical
  • Print, Photomechanical
  • 2011.003.2
  • Early Archaic Points
  • Artists drawing of Early Archaic projectile points... View Full Record
  • Projectile point
  • Projectile point
  • 5DA.399.6
  •  
  • Quartzite projectile point,Hanna, Middle Archaic (5000-3000 BP) side and basal notched with straight stem edges. Munsell 10R 3/4 Dark reddish brown.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photomechanical
  • Print, Photomechanical
  • 2011.003.3
  • Plains Middle Archaic
  • Artists drawing of Middle Archaic projectile points... View Full Record
  • Print, Photomechanical
  • Print, Photomechanical
  • 2011.003.4
  • Plains Late Archaic
  • Artists drawing of Late Archaic projectile points... View Full Record
  • Biface, Early Stage
  • Biface, Early Stage
  • 5DA.1000.72
  •  
  • An early stage quartzite biface from the Paleo/Early Archaic context, the lowest, earliest component at Ridgegate, some cortex.... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.2358.IF11
  •  
  • Chert projectile point; Munsell 10 YR 6/6 dark yellow orange. Possibly Late Archaic, Pelican Lake type. ... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.1957.8396
  •  
  • Petrified wood projectile point, corner-notched, straight base. Middle Archaic period 5000-3000 B.P. Munsell 10R 3/4 Dark reddish brown. ... View Full Record
  • Side Scraper
  • Side Scraper
  • 5DA.1957.8399
  •  
  • Quartzite side scraper with cream colored inclusions, used for various scraping activities by prehistoric Native Americans. This scraper was found in a Middle Archaic component, 5000-3000 years B.P. Munsell 10R 5/4 Pale reddish brown... View Full Record
  • Scraper, Stone
  • Scraper, Stone
  • 5DA.1957.8580
  •  
  • Petrified wood end scraper with off-white inclusions, used for various scraping activities by prehistoric Native Americans. This scraper was found in a Middle Archaic component, a basin hearth, 5000-3000 years B.P. Munsell 10YR 6/6 Dark yellowish ora... View Full Record
  • Drill, Stone
  • Drill, Stone
  • 5DA.1957.9032
  •  
  • Chert drill. This drill was found in a Middle Archaic component, a basin hearth, 5000-3000 years B.P. Munsell N9 White with gray lines and an orange mottling.... View Full Record
  • Knife, Stone
  • Knife, Stone
  • 5DA.1957.8596
  •  
  • Quartzite knife/projectile point, tri-notched with a basal notch. Abrasion along one edge indicates it's use as a cutting tool. This artifact was found in a Middle Archaic component, a basin hearth, 5000-3000 years B.P. Munsell 10R 5/4 Pale reddish b... View Full Record
  • Graver
  • Graver
  • 5DA.1957.8315
  •  
  • Petrified wood graver, complete. Gravers were used to engrave or mark on various materials. This graver was found in an Early Ceramic component 7500-5000 years B.P. Munsell 10YR 5/4 to 6/6 Moderate yellowish brown and Dark yellowish orange.... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.1951.8386
  •  
  • Quartzite projectile point, lanceolate form with shallow concave base. McKean Lanceolate, Middle Archaic period, 5000-3000 years BP. Munsell Pale Brown 5YR 5/2 ... View Full Record
  • Knife, Stone
  • Knife, Stone
  • 5DA.1951.8334
  •  
  • Quartzite knife, some cortex, broken. Middle Archaic period, 5000-3000 years BP. Munsell Moderate Brown 5YR 4/4 ... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.1951.8383
  •  
  • Quartzite projectile point. Middle Archaic period, 5000-3000 years BP, McKean. Munsell 10YR 6/6, Dark yellowish orange ... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.1951.8351
  •  
  • Petrified wood projectile point. Middle Archaic period, 5000-3000 years BP, Duncan/Hanna shouldered. Munsell 10YR 5/4, Moderate yellowish brown with red spot in center. ... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.1951.8352
  •  
  • Chert projectile point, Hawken type, McKean complex. Middle Archaic period 5000-3000 years B.P. Munsell 5R 2/2 Blackish red... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.1951.8362
  •  
  • Chalcedony projectile point, tip missing, light serration Magic Mountain 3 type. Middle Archaic period 5000-3000 years B.P. Munsell 10R 4/6 Moderate reddish brown... View Full Record
  • Scraper, Stone
  • Scraper, Stone
  • 5DA.1951.8327
  •  
  • Quartzite disto-lateral scraper, unifacially retouched. Middle Archaic period 5000-3000 years B.P. Munsell 5YR 5/2 Pale brown with gray inclusions... View Full Record
  • Knife, Stone
  • Knife, Stone
  • 5DA.1957.8304
  •  
  • Complete large corner-tang knife, most common in Texas but found in small numbers in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Utah. Trout Creek jasper from South Park, Colorado, Late Archaic 3000-1800 years B.P. or transitional Early Ceramic. It also may indi... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.1673.3
  •  
  • Petrified wood projectile point. Archaic Stage. Stemmed, corner notched, tip missing. Munsell 5YR 3/4 Moderate brown, primarily. Some darker streaks, dark red on one edge.... View Full Record
  • Adornment
  • Adornment
  • 5DA.1000.3014
  •  
  • This is a quartz crystal, clear to slightly smoky hue, base snapped off. No evidence of cultural modification visible but possibly brought in for ornamental use. Found in an Archaic component.... View Full Record
  • Adornment
  • Adornment
  • 5DA.1000.3015
  •  
  • Small bluish-green amazonite piece. It is not culturally modificated but thought to be purposefully transported to the site to be used in some form of ornamentation.... View Full Record
  • Adornment
  • Adornment
  • 5DA.1000.277
  •  
  • A bone bead ornament, complete, made from a portion of a jackrabbit/hare long bone shaft. It made using a groove-and-snap technique.... View Full Record
  • Billet, Bone
  • Billet, Bone
  • 5DA.1000.247
  •  
  • A bone billet fragment used as soft hammers in the manufacture of stone tools. This specimen was broken and consists of 5 pieces. The main pieces are of probable deer antler shaft.... View Full Record
  • Biface, Late-stage
  • Biface, Late-stage
  • 5DA.1000.2482
  •  
  • Archaic late-stage biface, petrified wood. In two pieces, Munsell color dark yellowish brown 10YR 4/2.... View Full Record
  • Prehistoric Drill
  • Prehistoric Drill
  • 5DA.1000.2528
  •  
  • Archaic quartzite drill fragment. Munsell color pale yellowish brown 10YR 6/2.... View Full Record
  • Graver
  • Graver
  • 5DA.1000.2683
  •  
  • Archaic quartzite graver. Munsell color pale reddish brown 10YR 5/4.... View Full Record
  • Scrapers
  • Scrapers
  • 5DA.1000.2679
  •  
  • Archaic petrified wood end scraper, unifacially flaked. Munsell color predominately dusky red 5R 3/4.... View Full Record
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • 5DA.1000.2680
  •  
  • Archaic petrified wood expedient tool, unifacially flaked, some cortex. Munsell color predominately moderate yellowish brown 10R 5/4.... View Full Record
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • 5DA.1000.2558
  •  
  • Archaic petrified wood expedient tool, no flaking, some cortex, translucent. Munsell color dark yellowish brown 10R 4/2.... View Full Record
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • 5DA.1000.2381
  •  
  • Archaic quartzite expedient tool, unifacial flaking. Munsell color pale yellowish brown 10R 6/2.... View Full Record
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • 5DA.1000.2354
  •  
  • Archaic petrified wood expedient tool, minimal flaking, some cortex. Munsell color dusky red 5R 3/4.... View Full Record
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • Expedient Flake Tool
  • 5DA.1000.2374
  •  
  • Archaic quartzite expedient tool. Munsell color light brownish gray 5YR 6/1.... View Full Record
  • Mid-stage Biface
  • Mid-stage Biface
  • 5DA.1000.2453
  •  
  • Archaic petrified wood mid-stage biface. Mid-stage meaning middle part of making a biface tool. This tool has many Munsell colors.... View Full Record
  • Mid-stage Biface
  • Mid-stage Biface
  • 5DA.1000.2454
  •  
  • Archaic petrified wood mid-stage biface. Mid-stage meaning middle part of making a biface tool. Munsell color brownish gray 5YR 4/1 with white striations.... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.265.200
  •  
  • Archaic petrified wood corner-notched projectile point, translucent. Tip broken, expanding stem. reworked as scraper/cutting tool; Munsell color dark yellowish brown 10YR 7/4... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.265.1843
  •  
  • Large corner-notched petrified wood projectile point. Complete, serrated edges. Possibly reworked from larger point; Late Plains Archaic; Munsell color moderate yellowish brown 10YR 5/4... View Full Record
  • Knife, Stone
  • Knife, Stone
  • 5DA.265.432
  •  
  • Archaic period quartzite knife modified from a broken projectile point with one tang. Munsell color dark yellowish orange 10YR 6/6... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.265.437
  •  
  • Archaic period petrified wood projectile point, Duncan variant of McKean Complex. Munsell color grayish brown 5YR 3/2, light brown 5YR 5/6, light bluish gray 5B 7/1... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.265.2357
  •  
  • Archaic period large quartzite projectile point, possible reworked blade. Munsell color moderate yellowish brown 10YR 5/4... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.265.453
  •  
  • Achaic period small basal-notched petrified wood projectile point with serrated edges. Munsell color moderate reddish brown 10YR 4/2... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.265.575
  •  
  • Archaic period petrified wood projectile point. One face has a long flute, basal-notched similar to McKean. Munsell color 10YR 6/6 dark yellowish orange.... View Full Record
  • Projectile Point
  • Projectile Point
  • 5DA.259.4
  •  
  • The stemmed, late archaic projectile point of Dark Reddish Brown 10R3/4 quarzite is randomly flaked with a straight base. The point tip is broken, laterally, either by impact or during manufacturing. Basal grinding prevalent on the base. Provenance... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 2011.003.1
  •  
  • Cherry Creek rockshelter... View Full Record

©2014 Douglas County Government | 100 Third Street | Castle Rock, Colorado 80104 | 303-660-7400 |  TTY 303-663-7791 | Privacy Policy / Legal