Texas Archeology – Paleoindian Sites


At the Rex Rodgers site and other locales in the Texas Panhandle, archeologists have found Paleoindian points associated with the remains of a now-extinct bison (called Bison Antiquus). Although many of Texas's best-known Paleoindian sites occur in the Panhandle and Lower Plains, sites of equal antiquity have been discovered in virtually every area of the state.

Much more recent than Paleoindian times, but just as fascinating and significant, are the sites of the Late Prehistoric period, such as the Caddoan villages and mounds of East Texas. The remains of rotted posts in a circular pattern are the unmistakable footprint of the Caddoans' thatched, beehive-shaped house. Caddoan ceramics are noted for their varied forms and intricacy of design.


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