Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly

Agate Basin Points from Blackwater Draw NHS

Originally posted on selden3d:
In addition to the Miles Collection and the Clovis points that we scanned while at #ENMU, we also scanned two Agate Basin projectile points. View and interact with them below! ? ?

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The smoking gun ‘proving ancient man killed woolly mammoth 45,000 years ago’

Originally posted on Ancientfoods:
The mammoth was found on the left bank of Yenisey river, not far from Sopochnaya Karga meterological station. Pictures: Vladimir Pitulko, Alexei Tikhonov ? Original article: By Anna Liesowska 30 May 2016 ? When Science…

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Smilodon Tracks in Argentina

A lot of what we know about ancient animals is pretty speculative.  It is usually based on some sound reasoning but that often comes from small, scattered clues built up over many years (not just a quick Google search).  There … Continue reading

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Shelf Life, Part 1

Today is International Museum Day and to celebrate, we’re taking you behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History! In this video series, Shelf Life, dive deep inside the Museum’s collection to discover the past, present, and future … Continue reading

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When evolution just gives up – The mighty Sloth

Damn, Megalonyx jeffersonii, you really let yourself go. via When evolution just gives up — Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week

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3D Cardboard Puzzle–Clovis Point

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Have you ever wanted to make a 3D cardboard puzzle of a Clovis point? Now you can! Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to scan a selection of Clovis points from the Blackwater Draw NHS,…

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Another Mammoth Killer

ENMU – Clovis Point (LA3324-24156) by Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr. on Sketchfab From the North Bank mammoth kills.

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Coronado’s Entrada, a letter from the road, 1541

Originally posted on BLACKWATER DRAW LOCALITY 1:
Coronado’s Report to the King of Spain Sent from Tiguex on October 20, 1541 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, 1510-1554 Letter from Francisco Vazquez de Coronado to His Majesty, in which he gives an Account…

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The Largest Saber-toothed Cat, Smilodon populator — GeorgiaBeforePeople

Smilodon populator may have been the largest cat ever to have hunted in the wild. Richard Farina, a South American paleontologist, estimated this species reached a weight of over 800 pounds. This is more than twice as big as the … Continue reading

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More About the Lower Younger Dryas Boundary

IMPLICATIONS FROM CHEMICAL, STRUCTURAL AND MINERALOGICAL STUDIES OF MAGNETIC MICROSPHERULES FROM AROUND THE LOWER YOUNGER DRYAS BOUNDARY (NEW MEXICO, USA) Andronikov et. al. 2016 Printed in the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography ABSTRACT. Hollow magnetic microspherules from along the … Continue reading

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The Eurasian Steppe Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii) may be the same species as the North American Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi)

Originally posted on GeorgiaBeforePeople:
Eurasian steppe mammoths crossed the Bering Land Bridge early during the Pleistocene (~1.9 million years BP) and colonized North America.  They ecologically replaced stegomastodons over most of the continent but the ranges of both overlapped in…

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Clovis Unifacial Knife

Another great one that really benefits from scanning.  A Clovis uniface found in the North Bank Mammoth kills in the early 1960s.  Enjoy! ENMU – Clovis Uniface (LA3324-24121) by Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr. on Sketchfab

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