Early Man in Colorado—Further Investigations

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    EARLY in June, Dr. Frank H. H. Roberts, jun., of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., resumed excavations on the Lindenmeier site in northern Colorado for the third consecutive summer (see NATUBE, Oct. 5, 1935, p. 535). While this habitation or camp site of Folsom man, the only known site of its kind and the only source of more than isolated specimens of the characteristic grooved stone Folsom point, has produced an abundance of evidence of the mode of life of Folsom man, hitherto no human skeletal remains have been found in association with this culture. Dr. Roberts's investigations during the coming season, therefore, will be devoted especially to the search for human skeletal remains. That early man was a contemporary of the extinct forms of bison found on the Lindenmeier site and dating possibly from the last stages of the Ice Age, is incontestable, as the tip end of a point was discovered in the foramen of the spinal column of a bison, of which a considerable portion of the skeleton was uncovered with the bones still articulated. A further matter of interest is that the palseontological evidence obtained by Dr. Roberts points to a climate somewhat warmer than that of the present day, some of the invertebrates represented by fossils being considerably north of their present range.

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