Antelope Springs: A Folsom Site in South Park, Colorado
The Antelope Springs Folsom locality is located near Trout Creek Pass, which connects South Park, a high elevation basin in the Rocky Mountains, with the headwaters region of the Arkansas River. The pass is also the source of an eponymous jasper that dominates the small, surface collection of Folsom points, preforms, tools, and debitage we report on here. The Antelope Springs assemblage was focused on the reduction and replacement of a stone tool kit. There does not appear to have been a substantial Folsom-age presence in South Park, although based on other Folsom sites where Trout Creek jasper occurs, and least-cost paths of travel through the southern Rocky Mountains, South Park and Trout Creek Pass may well have been regularly traversed between Middle Park and San Luis Valley, areas that had a more significant Folsom presence.
Folsom, Mobility, Trout Creek Jasper, Southern Rocky Mountains
Boulanger, M.T., R.J. Patten, B.N. Andrews, M.R. Bebber, B. Buchanan, I. Jorgeson, G.L. Miller, M.I. Eren, and D.J. Meltzer. 2021. Antelope Springs: a Folsom site in South Park, Colorado. Paleoamerica 7(2):114-132.