Parker is located in Colorado and is the home rule municipality in Douglas County, and was a self-declared "town" covered by the Home Rule statutes. In the past few years, Parker was transformed as a commuter town in the southeastern part of the Denver metropolitan area. The area where the present-day Parker stands was inhabited by the ancient Plains Woodland people. It was also inhabited during the 1800s by the Ute, Arapaho, and Cheyenne Native Americans, who were all hunter-gatherers and established the seasonal camps that were used to acquire food. The nearby Franktown Cave, which is a rock shelter, showed that the area was already inhabited as early as the Archaic period and continued until 1725 AD.
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