The archaeological sites and historical sites of Colorado from its earliest period, 12,000 BC to 19th Century AD. The sites mentioned below are registered nationally and within the state, through the National Register of Historic Places and Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.

Olsen-Chubbuck Bison Kill Site

The site was approximately built 8000 to 6500 BC, it is evident for bison hunting. The name of the site was named after Sigurd Olsen and Gerald Chubbuck. When the site was excavated in the years 1958 and 1960, there was almost 200 bison killed.

Mantle’s Cove

A cliff alcove located and preserved at the Dinosaur National Monument. It was discovered by a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Mantle. The site is an essential resource for the culture of Fremont. Significant materials were discovered inside the cave, such as hunting tools, pottery shards, and baskets.

Cañon Pintado

It was named by the first Europeans who have explored the area, it means the painted canyon. It is an archaeological site of the rock art of Native Americans. No one has identified the meaning of the paintings, but it was probably made by the Fremont and Ute.

Cowboy Wash

This pertains to the 9 archaeological sites that were used by the Anasazi or Ancient Puebloans. It was discovered in 1993, each of the sites has 1 to 3 pit houses, in one of the pit houses, there were remains of 12 humans found.

Lindenmeier Site

It is a classified multi-component archaeological site that is known for the Folsom component it has. It is evident from a rich culture of the Folsom which dated from 10, 600 to 10, 720 BP.

Jurgens Site

A site evident of the Paleo-Indian settlement, the site was used for bison hunting and slaughter. Moreover, there were evidence of food crops during 7, 000 to 7, 500 BC.

Dent Site

The site provides an evidence of the culture of Clovis, it proved that there was a time that man and mammoth existed at the same time in America. In the year 1932, the first Dent Clovis was found.

Bradford House II

It is a prehistoric rock shelter used by groups of the prehistoric era, there were several significant artifacts, tools, and remains discovered.

LoDaisKa Site

It is a well-known archaeological site, it is a rock shelter utilized by the people of the Archaic to the Middle Ceramic period.

Franktown Cave

The site is known to be the largest rock shelter located in the northern region of the Palmer Divide. There were prehistoric artifacts that were gathered inside the cave, which includes perishable artifacts known for comfort, religious celebration, and tools.

Colorado Millennial Site

A prehistoric archaeological site of the Paleo-Indian period. It is evident for village settlements, military battle site, and its rock art.

Although the recorded prehistoric sites in Colorado were more than 56, 650, the article only discussed a portion of it. The period of these sites was evident of the culture and settlement of the early hunter-gatherers, Paleo-Indians, and modern Native Americans.