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Folsom Site

Santa Fe, New Mexico
County of Colfax.
National Register Number: 66000473
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: NM-3 Certified Local Government: NO
Current use/information: Contact the New Mexico State Land Office for visitor information..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
Few, if any, sites can compare with this bison killing and processing area in the contributions it has made to the advance of knowledge about prehistoric humans in the Western Hemisphere. Dating to about 8285 B.C., it is the type site of the Folsom Culture. In 1926, scientists made the dramatic find of flint spear points embedded in the ribs of an extinct species of bison, confirming what had previously been only suspected regarding the early advent of humans in America.

Condition:
There are no threats indicated to the site.

There are no changes indicated with the site since the last report.


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