- Beyond the Valley of the Mastodons and a Visit from Channel 8
- Horse Toe Bones and 14,000 Year Old Human Shit
- Happy International Museum Day!!
- End of a Chapter
- Visit Cahokia
- Student Research Posters, Part 2
- Student Research Posters, Part 1
- Appreciate Your Museums While They’re Around
- Suzanne Eckert Lecture; Telling their story through clay
- Bison antiquus… in 3D!
- Near Fort Sumner, New Mexico Next Week? Why not visit the Bosque Redondo Memorial for some food and history?
- Can We expect to Find Ice-Age Artifacts in the Newly Melting Ice?
- Pleistocene Pecans (Carya illinoinensis)
- Preprint of 3D Data Paper for Clovis Artifacts from the Gault Site available on SocArXiv — SELDEN3D
- Preprint of 3D Data Paper for Clovis Artifacts from Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark available on SocArXiv — SELDEN3D
- Solar Astronomy at Stonehenge — Wessex Guided Tours
- Reality of Climate Fluxuation
- Heinrich Events Caused Annual Mass Whale Strandings during the Pleistocene and early Holocene
- 3D Clovis Wrench, Shaft Straightener or Rope Tool — selden3d
- 3D Clovis Blade Core from Kincaid Shelter — selden3d
- In Memoriam: James J. Hester
- Agate Basin Points from Blackwater Draw NHS
- The smoking gun ‘proving ancient man killed woolly mammoth 45,000 years ago’
- Smilodon Tracks in Argentina
- Shelf Life, Part 1
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The South Bank of the Clovis site refers to an area at the southern end of the prehistoric pond around which lie a group of cultural sites spanning a time from the end of the last ice age until recent … Continue reading
Score one, possibly a definitive one, for the pre-Clovis people. Below is an abstract from an article by Michael R. Waters et al published in the October, 2011 issue of Science that summarizes his findings concerning a projectile point lodged … Continue reading
Blackwater Draw is still an active hunting site. I was fortunate enough to see an amazing wildlife battle yesterday evening. It was life at its rawest on the Llano Estacado. I wanted to be an impartial observer but, being human, … Continue reading
Illustration of a worked mammoth tusk excavated and on display at the Blackwater Draw site. Archaeologically speaking, finding the raw material (mammoth ivory), or finding finished tools (ivory rods, shaft wrenches…), is far more common than finding ivory in the … Continue reading
Its seems the date of dog domestication keeps being pushed further back in time. Recent finds in the Altai mountains of Siberia indicate domestication by 33,000 B.P., near the peak of the last ice-age. The specimen shows paedomophism in the … Continue reading
Humerus from a Paramylodon harlani discovered in 1963 by the El Llano Archaeological Society the Gray Sands at or just below the Clovis levels. This is the upper front leg of a large ancestral sloth that lived in the Southern … Continue reading
LA3324.24177: Modified bone. This bone tool was was discovered by F. E. Green in 1963 during the Blackwater Draw North Bank excavations. This tool is made from a portion of bison scapula or shoulder blade. The scapula is used for … Continue reading
A clovis point found in association with a fibula from Mammoth I in the North Bank. This excavation was conducted by the El Llano Archaeological Society in 1962.
Bone artifact found December 12, 1962 at the Blackwater Draw site. This tool is made from an unidentified bison longbone. Learn more about Bone tools.
The photo archives of the Blackwater Draw site contain thousands of photographs dating back to the 1930s. Michele Green, a graduate student at Eastern New Mexico University, is currently undertaking the enormous task of converting these images into a digital … Continue reading