Analysis and interpretation of Block H, Mountaineer site, Gunnison, Colorado
Crown, Suzanne N. 2017. Analysis and interpretation of Block H, Mountaineer site, Gunnison, Colorado -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.47, p.1-10
By 2015, Western State Colorado University's archaeological field school had completed excavations uncovering six Folsom structures at Block A, B, F, G, and H (Stiger, Block F 2016). All six structures, (Block A contains two structures), were located by placing test excavation pits at the highest concentration of surface artifacts, as revealed by the accumulation of 15 years of resurvey and recollection. The objective of Western's 2015 field school was to discover features, either duplicating the ones previously found in Block A, B, C, F, and G or features showing additional variability. Undergraduate field school students would then record lithic concentrations, protecting them from vehicle traffic on the mesa top and from natural erosion of the surface soil. Undergraduate students of Western State Colorado University, under the direction of Dr. Mark Stiger, conducted the fieldwork described here during 2015 and 2016.