A brief  history of Blackwater Draw excavations through historic photos:


The governor of New Mexico learning about Clovis mammoths from James Warnica.


North Bank mammoth bone bed.



Overview of North Bank mammoths 1963.


The last piece of the “Folsom Wedge”.  J.D. Murray is driving the machine.

The white block is the Folsom block currently under excavation after waiting for 47 years.



Stratigraphy of the North Bank.

Tusks of Mammoth IV.

Military surplus tents over the bonebeds for protection.

Bone point or foreshaft in situ.

1969, Alberto Isequilla beginning excavations.


Probably 1970, Isequilla’s excavation much further along.

These photos may not be used for any purpose without the express written consent of Blackwater Draw, Eastern New Mexico University.


3 Responses to History

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  2. james says:

    Very interesting photos. I like to see… I’m archaeologist but i have interest about anthropology.

  3. Susi says:

    Wonderful pictures of the site and the excavations!

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