National and State Register

Jurgens Site

Weld County

The Jurgens Site, a Paleo-Indian Plano Period multiple activity site, is represented by a long-term camp or habitation site, short term camp site, and a butchering and processing area for animals obtained in a small mass kill. 

Overview of a bone bed at the Jurgens site.

Overview of a bone bed at the Jurgens site, photo taken around 1970.

Information from this site provides a major basis for knowledge about campsites and butchering sites, as well as cultural complexes making up the Plano Period.  The property is associated with the Prehistoric Paleo-Indian Cultures of the Colorado Plains Multiple Property Submission.