Borax Lake Site
Borax Lake Site
Borax Lake, a Clovis culture archaeological site
|Nearest city||Clearlake, California|
|NRHP Reference #||91001424|
|Added to NRHP||October 3, 1991|
|Designated NHL||September 20, 2006|
Borax Lake Site, also known as Borax Lake--Hodges Archaeological Site is an archaeological site near Clearlake, California. A portion of the site is owned and preserved by the Archaeological Conservancy.
In 2006, a National Park Service statement about it read:
The Borax Lake Site is considered of national significance as the type site for a major prehistoric period in the far western United States, the Paleo-Indian (Clovis), referred to in archeological literature of the Western Great Basin and California as the Post Pattern. The occurrence of Clovis-like projectile points from Borax Lake in the Coast Range of northern California dramatically extended the geographic scope of Paleo-Indian occupation into the far western United States. Archeological investigations at the Borax Lake Site demonstrated that Paleo-Indian occupation of the Far West (Western Great Basin and California) represents a specialized lake shore dwelling adaptationby this group, which was significant because it represented a unique response to an environment that had been unfamiliar to Paleo-Indians. This adaptation is referred to as the Western Pluvial Lakes Tradition and differs from the large mammal hunting traditions of the southwestern United States and Great Plains.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Borax Lake Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-17.
- Note: A National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination document should be available upon request from the National Park Service for this site, but it appears not to be available on-line from the NPS Focus search site.
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