Category Archives: Folsom

Casting Clovis Artifacts

A short while ago Dr. Francis Smiley from Northern Arizona University suggested making some new casts of the collections from the Clovis type-site.  We were able to meet in Albuquerque and borrow some lab space from generous colleagues at the … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Blackwater Draw, Clovis, Clovis site, Folsom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Archaeology, Blackwater Draw, Clovis, Clovis site, fauna, Field Work, First Americans, Folsom, Paleoindian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archaeology, Climate Studies, Clovis, Clovis site, First Americans, Folsom, Geoarchaeology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in anthropology, Archaeology, Clovis, Clovis site, First Americans, Folsom, new mexico | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Geologic Work at the Mitchell Locality

The Mitchell Locality is a large portion of the Clovis Site (LA3324) lying along the northwest margin of the prehistoric pond and extending into the slight upland rise to the west.  Over the last few years, we have been fortunate … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Clovis site, Folsom, Geoarchaeology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recent Activity at the Clovis Site

Lots of activity at the site.  Preparing to open for the season, giving guided tours to visitors, working on the analysis and re-writing our story.  We also had some professional photography done recently and will add those images in the … Continue reading

Posted in Agate Basin, Archaeology, Clovis, Clovis site, Field Work, Folsom, Geoarchaeology, museum interpretation, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

From the log of the Starship Enterprise

In January of 1967, an episode of Star Trek entitled “The Galileo Seven” aired, and caught the attention of Dr. George Agogino, a past Director of the Paleo-Indian Institute at Eastern New Mexico University. In the episode, Spock and his … Continue reading

Posted in Folsom, lithic analysis, museum interpretation, primitive technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Artifact of the Week 2/6/2012

Gray chert Folsom point (catalog number 25285) recovered 15 August 1985.  Discovered on the east side surface of the South Bank.  The specimen appears in Boldurian’s (1990; pp 70-71, Figure 38A) Plains Anthropologist Memoir 24 on Lithic Technology at the … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Clovis site, Folsom, lithic analysis, Paleoindian | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Climate Change Study at the Clovis site

“Climate Change in New Mexico” is a new class offered by Dr. Kilby at ENMU for undergraduate students to directly participate in the scientific study of the effects of long-term climate change by focusing on the Pleistocene-Holocene transition (about 12,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Clovis, Clovis site, field school, Field Work, Folsom, Geoarchaeology, Paleoindian | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Artifact of the week 11/9/2011

Folsom ultrathin biface from the Clovis site North Bank. Ultrathin bifaces are a recently recognized element distinctive to the Folsom toolkit.  Ultrathin bifaces are found at many Folsom sites including those in North Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.  … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Clovis site, Folsom, lithic analysis, Paleoindian | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Archaeology Website

Recently, I found myself searching through the internet looking at various archaeology websites and I stumbled across one named Archaeology Wordsmith.  It is sort of like a dictionary.com for archaeology words.  It seems like they have a definition for seemingly … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Clovis, Folsom, Paleoindian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Folsom wedge excavation in progress

Posted in Archaeology, fauna, Field Work, Folsom, Geoarchaeology, Paleoindian | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment