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Folsom People

  • Original Folsom point

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    Preserved original discovery of the Folsom point near Folsom, New Mexico. The removed matrix with bison bone and point are at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
    Original Folsom point
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    Clovis points from the Drake Cache site, Logan County, Colorado
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C. Vance Haynes, Jr., “Clovis-Folsom Geochronology and Climatic Change,” in From Kostenki to Clovis: Upper Paleolithic–Paleo-Indian Adaptations, ed. Olga Soffer and N. D. Praslov (New York: Plenum Press, 1993).

James J. Hester and James Grady, “Paleoindian Social Patterns on the Llano Estacado,” Museum Journal 17 (1977).

Margaret A. Jodry and Dennis J. Stanford, “Stewart’s Cattle Guard Site: An Analysis of Bison Remains in a Folsom Kill-Butchery Campsite,” in Ice Age Hunters of the Rockies, ed. Dennis J. Stanford and Jane S. Day (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1992).

Mark Stiger, “A Folsom Structure in the Colorado Mountains,” American Antiquity 71 (April 2006).

Todd A. Surovell and Nicole M. Waguespack, “Barger Gulch Locality B,” in Frontiers in Colorado Paleoindian Archaeology: From the Dent Site to the Rocky Mountains, ed. Robert H. Brunswig and Bonnie L. Pitblado (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2007).

Additional Information: 

George Agogino, “The Amateur Involvement in the Discovery of the Folsom Type Site,” Chesopiean 23, no. 4 (1985).

George A. Agogino and Al Parrish, “Fowler-Parrish Site: A Folsom Campsite in Eastern Colorado,” Plains Anthropologist 16 (May 1971).

Brian N. Andrews, “Folsom Adaptive Systems in the Upper Gunnison Basin, Colorado: An Analysis of the Mountaineer Site,” 2010.

Sloan Emery and Dennis Stanford, “Preliminary Report on the Archaeological Investigations at the Cattle Guard Site, Alamosa County, Colorado,” Southwestern Lore 48 (March 1982).

Jesse D. Figgins, “The Antiquity of Man in America,” Natural History 27, no. 3 (1927).

C. T. Hurst, “A Folsom Location in the San Luis Valley, Colorado: A Preliminary Report,” Southwestern Lore 7 (September 1941).

Marcel Kornfeld, The First Rocky Mountaineers: Coloradans Before Colorado (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2013).

Jason LaBelle and Cody Newton, “Red Ocher, Endscrapers, and the Folsom Occupation of the Lindenmeier Site, Colorado,” 2010.

Lithic Casting Lab, “The Lindenmeier Folsom Site,” February 29, 2012.

David J. Meltzer, Folsom: New Archaeological Investigations of a Classic Paleoindian Bison Kill (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006).

Brian S. Naze, “The Folsom Occupation of Middle Park, Colorado,” Southwestern Lore 52 (December 1986).

Bonnie L. Pitblado, “Paleoindian Presence in Southwest Colorado,” Southwestern Lore 60 (winter 1994).

Frank H. H. Roberts, “Additional Information on the Folsom Complex: Report on the Second Season’s Investigations at the Lindenmeier Site in Northern Colorado (with 12 plates),” Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 95, no. 10 (1936).

Southern Methodist University, “Folsom Site, NM,” updated June 10, 2011.

University of California Museum of Paleontology, “The Pleistocene Epoch,” updated June 10, 2011.

University of Oklahoma, “Folsom Culture.”

Western State Colorado University, “Folsom Points.”

Western State Colorado University, “Folsom Tools.”

Hannah Marie Wormington, Ancient Man in North America, 4th ed., Popular Series No. 4 (Denver: Denver Museum of Natural History, 1957).