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PLAINVIEW

Bison kill based on cut-outs by Hal Story The bison kill
based on figures by Hal Story

The Plainview site is located in Hale County, Texas. It was excavated by a team from the Museum, under the direction of E.H.Sellards, during the summer and fall of 1945. Notable members of that team were Glen Evans and Grayson Meade, who first reported the site in 1944.

The crew, photo by Alex Krieger
Display of bones and projectile points from Plainview

This is one of the most important Paleoindian (early man) kill sites where a distinctive style of projectile point was found with bones of extinct animals - Bison (Bison antiquus) in this case.

Plainview photos from site 41HA1# 46, 45
Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin

Cast of Plainview point

Projectile points of this type, now called Plainview points, are about 10000-10500 years old.

Points are about 2" high

Casts of Plainview points from site 41HA1

Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin

Cast of Plainview point
Bison jaw in the center of the image Left: center is part of a bison jaw

Right: the red arrow indicates a projectile point

Projectile point among bones Original bones on display at Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin.
Notes from Plainview site

During  the excavation, careful notes must be kept, in order to track progress and record all aspects of the site.

This careful recording allows later workers to return to the same site and continue the excavation.