Category Archives: First Americans

Following Up on the South Bank

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

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One Day Left!

Bid now! Bid high! The Rutz “Clovis” point is up for auction tomorrow!  Starting bid is $50,000 for an enormous surface-collected Clovis arrowhead. We are assured this is “genuine” and it has been confirmed by John Mark Clark, a renowned … Continue reading

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More from Western Amazonia

From PLOS ONE: Early and Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Occupations in Western Amazonia: The Hidden Shell Middens Abstract We report on previously unknown early archaeological sites in the Bolivian lowlands, demonstrating for the first time early and middle Holocene human presence … Continue reading

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Late Paleoindian Bison

An interesting day, as usual.  The Late Paleoindian sediments have yielded many intact bison over the years that have to be seen to be appreciated. I decided to make an attempt to collect the forelimb as a whole.  Paleobond helped … Continue reading

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Field School Update

Lots of remarkable progress has been made using the field school students in and out of the South Bank Building.  The bonebed has yielded a few surprises and given up more excellent paleontological specimens.  More information to come, but here … Continue reading

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Field School 2013

We’re up and running, and therefore have little time to attend to the blog or emails. I’ll try to post some photos as time permits but here’s a few for now… With the relatively large number of students and volunteers … Continue reading

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An Excursion to Water Canyon

A tardy post. Several weeks back I, along with David Kilby, was fortunate to be asked to come help with an excavation in  central New Mexico. The project was the brainchild of Robert Dello-Russo from the New Mexico Office of … Continue reading

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Breaking News About Paleoindians at Clovis!!!

1936: Portales Daily News.  Note that there was no “Clovis” cultural group yet…\ Click HERE for the pdf, with bonus Coronado article OR link below: https://theclovissite.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/pdn1936.pdf

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New Mexico Archaeological Council Newsletter

The most recent New Mexico Archaeological Council newsletter is out.  this issue focuses on Paleoindian archaeology and includes a short article of recent activities at the Clovis site.  Click here to download.  If you are a New Mexican, or have … Continue reading

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Towards the Origin of America’s First Settlers

Interesting news from the genetics world.  We’re slowly building a clearer picture of early Americans. “A new genetic study of South American natives, published on the journal PLOS Genetics, provides scientific evidence to reformulate the traditional model and define new … Continue reading

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