Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ancient site becomes a jewel
Thirteen thousand years ago, people lived in northern Colorado's Lindenmeier Valley, hunting ancient, giant bison.

Five hundred years ago, people there built stone tipi rings and dug earthen ovens.

Today, the city of Fort Collins and Larimer County together own 23,000 acres of the famous archaeological site - and they're trying to figure out how people can enjoy the area without destroying it.

"It's a pretty amazing site, culturally," said Daylan Figgs, senior environmental planner with Fort Collins' natural-areas program. "If you're an archaeologist, you've heard of the Lindenmeier site."

True 'dat. Although I am unable to find a web site dedicated to it. . . .