Adair - Steadman Site

Adair - Steadman Site (HM1JDA)

Location: Sylvester, TX 79560 Fisher County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 40.974', W 100° 8.921'

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In this vicinity is a prehistoric archeological site discovered in 1969 near the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Archeologists have conducted extensive scientific excavations and attribute most of the cultural materials to the Paleo-Indian Period. The Adair-Steadman site was a large base campsite for makers of fluted points, who were part of the distinctive Folsom Culture between nine and eleven thousand years ago.
     Prehistoric peoples chose to live here because of the availability of water at the time of occupation and the presence of a large stone resource area nearby. Stone tools and other material recovered include fluted point fragments, point preforms, channel flakes, scrapers, gravers, and large bifaces. Future archeological, geological, and paleontological studies of the site may yield sufficient data to reconstruct the physical appearance of the site during its period of occupation.
     One of the most significant locations of Folsom artifacts in North America, the Adair-Steadman site is important as a valuable source of information on the prehistory of the state, the nation, and the entire continent. It is protected from disturbance by Federal and State antiquities laws.
Marker Number82
Year Placed1984
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 392309 N 3616717
Decimal Degrees32.68290000, -100.14868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.974', W 100° 8.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 58.44" N, 100° 8' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM1812, Sylvester TX 79560, US
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