Largest Paleo-Indian Workshop Site, Dinwiddie County Virginia:
The Williamson Site
America's Largest Paleo-Indian Workshop Site, Dinwiddie
County Virginia: The Williamson Site.
By Rodney M. Peck
A complete site report of America's Largest Paleo-Indian Site.
The Williamson Site considered
by many to be the most extensive Paleo Indian Site discovered
to date in North America.
It covers hundreds of acres of
land with approximately eighty percent situated in woods and
pasture, and the remaining twenty percent is in cultivated
fields. Certain areas of the site are considered as camp or
habitation sites, for it is here one finds complete Clovis
points, core blades, preforms, various types of scrapers and
other tools, as well as large quantities of pressure-flaked
This publication covers
over 50 years of research and excavations by such Paleo-Indian
experts as Ben C. Mc Cary, Floyd Painter, Vance Haynes and others.
The site is mainly on the Williamson Farm of the late John and
Josh Williamson and covers over 100 acres. This report covers the
Site Characteristis, Lithic Material, Heat Treatment, Excavations,
Fluted Point types, Preforms, Scrapers, Tools , Blade Making, and
other data. Comparison Charts comparing site and lithic remains
with 12 other Paleo-Indian sites are most useful in Early Man research.
- 64 pages
- 8 ½ x 11
- 71 figures
- 6 maps
- 4 tables
- plenty of pictures!
A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK ON EARLY MAN!