INVESTIGATING A ROCK SHELTER
Discover the past through evidence from an archaeological site in Colorado!
In this investigation, students will use geography, history, and archaeology to learn about rock shelters and the Ute people who lived in them.
Examine illustrations, artifacts, and maps of the Red Army Rock Shelter located in northwestern Colorado. Students meet Clifford Duncan, a Ute tribal Elder, by reading a biography and oral histories. Then they “uncover” a real archaeological site, classify artifacts, and infer how the geographic area of northwestern Colorado shaped the rock shelter.
Explore the use of a rock shelter and the cultural correlations today.
- Includes text by and about White River Band of the Northern Ute tribal members
- Supports Common Core State Standards
- Incorporates authentic data for students to analyze