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“The Folsom and Clovis site discoveries of Eastern New Mexico: A paradigm shift in North American archaeology” – Dr. Brendan Asher
July 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The early 1900’s were a pivotal time in North American archaeology as scholars struggled to grasp how long humans had occupied the New World. This talk will focus on the discovery of two sites in eastern New Mexico that caused a critical rethinking of the antiquity of human presence in North America and unequivocally demonstrated human occupations on this continent over 10,000 years ago. The historical significance of these discoveries will be highlighted, and current interpretations of Clovis and Folsom behavior will be discussed.
Presented by: Dr. Brendon P. Asher, Director, Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark
*Funded by the Friends of the Hubbard Museum of the American West