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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

026-0035 Williamson Archaeological Site

Williamson Archaeological Site
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 05/13/1969

NRHP Listing Date 12/02/1969

NPS property number 69000237

This archaeological site consists of a very large and rare quarry workshop of Paleo Indians dating back to before 9000 B.C. The twenty-acre site has yielded thousands of artifacts including fluted points, scrapers, knives, burins, hammers, and workshop debris. Most of the points and tools are made of chert, taken from a local outcrop. One of these chert projectile points is shown here. The site is one of the largest of its type and age located thus far in North America. Occupying a plateau overlooking Little Cattail Run, the site currently consists of cultivated farmland with some adjacent woodland.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018