On the Record | The Southeast
Click on the map to explore National Historic Landmarks and sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Stars indicate landmarks.

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Thunderbird Archeological District

One of the most extensive (and intensively tested) Paleoindian sites in North America. Thunderbird contains habitations, workshops, and quarries, along with post molds offering evidence of perhaps the oldest structure on the continent. Designated a National Historic Landmark 1977.

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Hardaway Archeological Site

A 37-acre quarry crucial to defining artifact types and cultural sequences. Designated a National Historic Landmark 1990.

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Hester-Standifer Creek Site

Artifacts from the site have helped clarify the sequence of the area's cultural development. Unusually well-preserved soil strata. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1975.

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LaGrange Rock Shelter

Charcoal samples from the lowest strata date to about 11,280 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1974.

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Youngblood Site

This small site yielded an extensive collection of late Paleoindian tools, along with well-preserved charred plant remains. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1986.

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Big Bone Lick

Many archeologists believe the bones of mammoths, mastodons, and other animals in and around the site's salt springs indicate Paleoindian occupation. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1971.

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Noland's Ferry I Site

Habitation site used continuously into historic times. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1985.

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Flint Run Archeological District

Quarries, workshops, and living areas spread over 2,000 acres-encompassing the Thunderbird archeological district-documenting the extensive use of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley by the earliest Americans. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1976.

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Williamson Site

On a plateau overlooking a creek, this quarry-workshop yielded projectile points, scrapers, knives, hammers, and workshop debris. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1969.

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Conover Archeological District

A small habitation in Virginia's uplands. Also appears to have been a tool-making area. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1985.

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Nipper Creek Site

This environmentally diverse site promises to clarify the sequence of southeastern cultures. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1986.

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Taylor Site

Multi-use site with one of South Carolina's most extensive collections of Paleoindian artifacts. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1974.

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Manning Archeological Site

On a ridge near a host of microenvironments, the site was used for millennia. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1978.

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Allendale Chert Quarries

Quarries, workshops, and habitation areas spanning over 1,500 acres. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1984.

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Windover Archeological Site

Artifacts and human remains were found in peat deposits near a pond. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1987.

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Little Salt Springs

Underwater site with human remains as well as those of ground sloth, mammoth, mastodon, and giant land tortoise. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1979.

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Warm Mineral Springs

Submerged human remains were discovered on a ledge in this sinkhole. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1977.

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Thomas Creek Archeological District

This watershed of the Escambia River served a host of purposes for the first Americans. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1985.

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Deadman Slough

Along a ridge, archeologists found late Paleoindian projectile points, scrapers, stone debris, a cremation burial, and charred plant and animal remains. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1993.

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White Oak Point Site

Late Paleoindian projectile points were discovered at the site, used for a host of purposes. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1972.

1. Thunderbird Archeological District 2. Hardaway Archeological Site 3. Hester-Standifer Creek Site 4. LaGrange Rock Shelter 5. Youngblood Site 6. Big Bone Lick 7. Noland's Ferry I Site 8. Flint Run Archeological District 9. Williamson Site 10. Conover Archeological District 11. Nipper Creek Site 12. Taylor Site 13. Manning Archeological Site 14. Allendale Chert Quarries 15. Windover Archeological Site 16. Little Salt Springs 17. Warm Mineral Springs 18. Thomas Creek Archeological District Download the print version