- Folsom Site
Infobox_nrhp | name =Folsom Site
nrhp_type = nhl
Folsom, New Mexico
locmapin = New Mexico
January 20, 1961cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=334&ResourceType=Site
title=Folsom Site |accessdate=2007-10-17|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service]
October 15, 1966cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|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 sitethat is the is the type sitefor the Folsom Tradition, a Paleo-Indiancultural sequence dating to between 9000 BCand 8000 BC. The Folsom site was excavated in 1926 and found to have been a marsh-side kill site or camp where 23 bisonhad 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.
Lindenmeier Site, another National Historic Landmarksite that was a Folsom culturecampsite.
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