Williamson Archaeological Site

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The Williamson Archaeological Site consists of a very large and rare quarry workshop of Paleo Indians dating back to before 9000 B.C. The twenty-acre Dinwiddie County 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 Williamson Archaeological Site currently consists of cultivated farmland with some adjacent woodland.

Last Updated: September 27, 2023

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

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