Last glacial–interglacial environments in the southern Rocky Mountains, USA and implications for Younger Dryas-age human occupation

@article{Briles2012LastGE,
  title={Last glacial–interglacial environments in the southern Rocky Mountains, USA and implications for Younger Dryas-age human occupation},
  author={Christy E Briles and Cathy Whitlock and David J. Meltzer},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={77},
  pages={96 - 103}
}
The last glacial-interglacial transition (LGIT; 19–9 ka) was characterized by rapid climate changes and significant ecosystem reorganizations worldwide. In western Colorado, one of the coldest locations in the continental US today, mountain environments during the late-glacial period are poorly known. Yet, archaeological evidence from the Mountaineer site (2625 m elev.) indicates that Folsom-age Paleoindians were over-wintering in the Gunnison Basin during the Younger Dryas Chronozone (YDC; 12… 
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