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Oxford in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Paleoindian

12,750 BC to 9,500 BC

 

— Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —

 
Paleoindian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
1. Paleoindian Marker
Inscription.  The people living during the Paleoindian period experienced a world very different from that we know today. These people lived during the last ice age when large mammals still roamed North America. Archaeologists sometimes refer to these people as the “Clovis Culture” after the distinctive fluted spear points they crafted. No Clovis Culture remains have yet been found in the Choccolocco Valley, although they are often found to the northwest and southeast.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Oxford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 33° 36.163′ N, 85° 47.806′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker can be reached from Leon Smith Parkway. Located within Choccolocco Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 954 Leon Smith Parkway, Oxford AL 36203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Shattering" of the Mississippian World (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charcoal Production at Caver-Christian-Davis Farm
Looking west from the Paleoindian Marker over the lake. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
2. Looking west from the Paleoindian Marker over the lake.
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(about 700 feet away); Archaic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodland (approx. ¼ mile away); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Today (approx. ¼ mile away); The Choccolocco Creek Archaeological Complex (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mississippi Earthen Mounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caver-Christian-Davis Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article about the Paleoindians. (Submitted on January 29, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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