7 of the Oldest Archaeological Sites in North America

31st March, 2024


Journey back in time! Discover where the first footsteps in North America were taken.

This site is one of the oldest known archaeological sites in the state, demonstrating human presence over 14,000 years ago. 

Swan Point, Alaska 

Distinctive Clovis points found here suggest human presence around 15,000 years ago. 

Cactus Hill, Virginia 

Bones with cut marks hint at human activity around 24,000 years ago.

Bluefish Caves, Yukon Territory, Canada

Controversial artifacts indicate a possible human presence far earlier than previously thought.

Topper Site, South Carolina, USA

Human coprolites (fossilized poop!) date back over 14,000 years. 

Paisley Caves, Oregon 

Stone tools found here may push back the date of the first Americans.

Debra L. Friedkin Site, Texas, USA

Location: West Texas. Stone tools and mammoth remains hint at human activity over 15,500 years old.

Meadowlark Lake, Texas

North America holds countless mysteries! Discoveries continuously rewrite the timeline of human habitation.