Topic ID #38712 - posted 9/10/2017 12:10 PM

How the Folsom Point Became an Archaeological Icon



rkeyo

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The Folsom spear point, which was excavated in 1927 near the small town of Folsom, New Mexico, is one of the most famous artifacts in North American archaeology, and for good reason: It was found in direct association with the bones of an extinct form of Ice Age bison. The Folsom point therefore demonstrated conclusively, and for the first time, that human beings were in North America during the last Ice Age—thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/08/25/folsom-point-archaeological-icon-george-mcjunkin/





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