This site officially became a National Historic Landmark on 5 April 2005.The Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 5, 2005) is recorded thus: "This site contains evidence of some of the earliest human occupations in Eastern North America. PM – Jessica Cook-Hale – Confirmed – PM – Break PM – Pegi Jodry – Confirmed – recent research on the 11,100 year old Medicine Bundle from Horn Shelter No.2, Texas PM – Dave Anderson – Confirmed -Paleoindian Database of the Americas ( and any information that has been gleaned from it regarding Paleoindian site distributions and point types east of the Mississippi River PM – Break for exhibits and dinner around town Artifact Display and exhibits downstairs in Opera House – Artifact Identification Booth – Barbara A., and radiocarbon dated from a piece of associated charcoal to 10,920± 250 years BP.Below the Clovis layer and just above sterile clay, archaeologists discovered several blades, projectile points and a scraper, all made of . (This dating method measures the amount of time that has elapsed since the sand grains were exposed to light). Please visit our website here: THURSDAY – October 1, 2015 AM – Registration & Coffee AM – S.
What were their tools of defense, patterns of lifestyle, concerns and joys?They uncovered what appeared to be cutting tools and stone chisels used by humans that existed an estimated 37,000 years before the earliest-known inhabitants, known as the Clovis culture.It was a discovery that rocked the archaeological community and generated international media attention."Fifty-thousand should be a minimum age since there may be little detectable activity left." The dawn of modern homo sapiens occurred in Africa between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago.Evidence of modern man's migration out of the African continent has been documented in Australia and Central Asia at 50,000 years and in Europe at 40,000 years.David Webb – Confirmed – The Aucilla River research carried out beginning in 1968 until the last field season of the ARRP in 1997 AM – Jessie Halligan – UNCERTAIN – AM – Break AM – Michael Collins – Confirmed – The wide diversity of cultural patterns across the entire Western Hemisphere during, and prior to, Clovis times, with an emphasis on the significantly contrasting technologies among the patterns.