Plainview in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Discovery Site of the Plainview Point
(200 yards SE)
The bone bed probably resulted from the primitive hunting method of stampeding bison over a cliff, and butchering of the dead and crippled animals for food. The cliff eroded away and covered the bones with 12 to 14 feet of silt. When exposed, the bone bed was 62 feet long, up to 10 feet wide, and 1.5 feet thick. Radiocarbon dating indicates that this site is 8,000 to 9,000 years old.
The Plainview point is found most commonly in the Great Plains region of North America, but has been located also in Alaska and Mexico.
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1228.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Plainview TX 79072, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seth Ward College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edwin Lowden Lowe (approx. half a mile away); Rawleigh Porteus Smyth (approx. half a mile away); W. J. "Jeff" Williams (approx. half a mile away); Blasingame Home (approx. half a mile away); Emma Grigsby Meharg (approx. half a mile away); Wayland Heritage Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainview.
Categories. • Paleontology •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.