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The Barger Gulch Locality B

Grand County

The Barger Gulch Locality B site is significant in the area of Prehistoric Archaeology as it has and will continue to yield information about the early Paleoindian prehistory of the Rocky Mountains.  Characterized by repeated use it is also important in the areas of settlement, social history, and industry.  The site provides a rare glimpse into the Folsom time period. 

The Folsom archaeological culture is known worldwide for its unique fluted projectile points (universally known as one of the most difficult to produce items of prehistoric stone technology) and mobile bison hunting lifestyle.  The site can inform our understanding of Folsom technological organization, settlement patterns, and mobility, and more generally provide information on Folsom adaptations to mountain environments to compliment the more well known record of Folsom archaeology on the Great Plains.