Hereford in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Lehner Mammoth Kill Site
The discoverer of this bone bed was Ed Lehner, on whose ranch it was located. Ed had observed the bones eroding out of the banks of a side drainage of the San Pedro River near his home. In 1955 and 1956, archaeologists from the from the Arizona State Museum, led by Dr. Emil W. Haury, uncovered the bones and found 13 Clovis spear points and 8 cutting and scraping tools. Further excavations in 1974 and 1975 by Dr. C. Vance Haynes, Jr., also from the Arizona State Museum, uncovered butchering and cooking areas.
The Lehner Mammoth Kill site is one of the best preserved mammoth hunting sites in the New World. Because of its importance, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1967.
Ed and Lynne Lehner have made a gracious donation of this land to the people of the United State. With this gift, the site becomes an integral part of the San Pedro area, to be preserved and interpreted for the public by the Bureau of Land Management.
This is clearly a gift to the American people. In accepting the gift on behalf of all American,
Erected 1967 by United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management - Safford District.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 31° 25.297′ N, 110° 6.776′ W. Marker is in Hereford, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on Lehner Road 2 miles north of Palominas Road & State Highway 92, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. There is ample parking at the Monument site. Lehner Rd is a dirt road, use normal caution when traveling dirt roads. Access is limited to the monument itself and not the actual Kill site. Marker is in this post office area: Hereford AZ 85615, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormon Battalion Campsite (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Coronado Expedition, 1540-42 (approx. 9.8 miles away); Mule Pass (approx. 10.3 miles away); United States Border Station (approx. 11.4 miles away); Bisbee Golf Club Discovery of Ore (was approx. 11.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Copper Queen Plaza (approx. 11.8 miles away); Phelps Dodge General Office Building (approx. 11.8 miles away).
Regarding Lehner Mammoth Kill Site. An internet search will provide additional information regarding the site and other Clovis kill sites.
Also see . . . BLM web site for Lehner Mammoth Kill Site. (Submitted on June 21, 2011, by James Nuti of Bisbee, Arizona.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2011, by James Nuti of Bisbee, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,934 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2011, by James Nuti of Bisbee, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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