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Abstract

In a joint project between the Colorado School of Mines<br>Department of Geophysics and Colorado State University Department<br>of Archeology, and sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, an<br>integrated survey of the Yarmony 5EA759 site was undertaken. The<br>Yarmony archaeological site was discovered in April, 1987, during<br>a routine examination for a proposed road improvement and during<br>that month excavations began. A pit house was discovered which<br>dated to 6300 years before present. This pit house is the oldest<br>known dwelling, to date, located in Colorado. Human remains<br>approximately the same age as the pit house were also found at<br>Yarmony (Metcalf and Black, 1991). These discoveries have led to<br>the need to determine the nature and extent of subsurface<br>cultural deposits at the site in a quick, cost effective,<br>reliable, and non-intrusive manner. Geophysics is an effective<br>and proven method for finding the locations of archaeological<br>features in many areas (Vaughan, 1985) and was therefore applied<br>at the Yarmony Site.

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1996-04-28
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