Chillicothe — Learn about some of the earliest evidence of humans in America Tuesday evening.
The Mound City Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio will be hold their August meeting 6:30pm, August 8th, at Mound City just north of Chillicothe.
The presentation will be on early archaeological sites which are key to identification and understanding of the Clovis and Folsom fluted point technologies.
The meeting will include a 45-minute virtual tour of the Blackwater Draw Site in southeastern New Mexico, which is important because it is where Clovis fluted points were first found with the remains of ice age mammoth, camels, and bison.
Subsequent excavations there and at other early sites have determined that the peopling of the Americas was much earlier than had been previously believed.
Many Mound City Chapter members will be at the picnic tables outside by 6pm. Feel free to arrive early and bring any paleo materials which you would like to share with the group; the group welcomes identification questions and ‘show-and-tell.’
The Mound City facility of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is at 16062 State Route 104, a few miles north of Chillicothe.