Folsom Projectile Point embedded in skeletal remains of extinct bison at the Folsom site
During his tenure at the University of Kansas during the late 1800s and early 1900s,Williston served as a professor of geology and anatomy, and as the first dean of theschool of medicine.
The Twelve Mile Creek Site, Logan County, KansasIn 1895, 30 years before the discovery at Folsom, two of Williston’sassistants, H.T. Martin and T.R. Overton, found a small fluted point indirect association with a complete bison skeleton.
• If any of these or other sitesyield unequivocal pre-11,500evidence of human activity, thenour perspectives on Paleoindianarchaeology in the Plains regionwill be significantly altered.
• The only effective way to evaluatethe possibility of pre-11,500 evidenceis to systematically study depositsand soils of the appropriate age insettings which would have beenconducive to human settlementand other activities.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE KANORADO LOCALITY First in situ Folsom site in the Central Plains First in situ Clovis sites in the Central Plains Possible pre-Clovis cultural deposits Evidence for long-distance transport of Lithic materials