Folsom Site

Folsom Site

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caption =
nearest_city= Folsom, New Mexico
locmapin = New Mexico
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designated= January 20, 1961cite web|url=
title=Folsom Site |accessdate=2007-10-17|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
added = October 15, 1966cite web|url=|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = State

Folsom Site (29CX1), in Folsom, New Mexico, is the archaeological site that is the is the type site for the Folsom Tradition, a Paleo-Indian cultural sequence dating to between 9000 BC and 8000 BC. The Folsom site was excavated in 1926 and found to have been a marsh-side kill site or camp where 23 bison had been killed using distinctive tools, known as Folsom points.

The site was found in about 1908 by George McJunkin, an ex-slave Cowboy who had lived in Texas as a child. The excavation by archaeologists did not occur until 1926.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

ee also

*Lindenmeier Site, another National Historic Landmark site that was a Folsom culture campsite.


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