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Near Sylvester in Fisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Adair - Steadman Site

 
 
Adair - Steadman Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
1. Adair - Steadman Site Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity is a prehistoric archeological site discovered in 1969 near the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Archeologists have conducted extensive scientific excavations and attribute most of the cultural materials to the Paleo-Indian Period. The Adair-Steadman site was a large base campsite for makers of fluted points, who were part of the distinctive Folsom Culture between nine and eleven thousand years ago.
     Prehistoric peoples chose to live here because of the availability of water at the time of occupation and the presence of a large stone resource area nearby. Stone tools and other material recovered include fluted point fragments, point preforms, channel flakes, scrapers, gravers, and large bifaces. Future archeological, geological, and paleontological studies of the site may yield sufficient data to reconstruct the physical appearance of the site during its period of occupation.
     One of the most significant locations of Folsom artifacts in North America, the Adair-Steadman site is important as a valuable source of information on the prehistory of the state, the nation, and the entire continent. It is protected from disturbance by Federal and State antiquities laws.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Location.
Adair - Steadman Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
2. Adair - Steadman Site Marker
32° 40.974′ N, 100° 8.921′ W. Marker is near Sylvester, Texas, in Fisher County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1812 and Ranch Road, on the right when traveling west on Road 1812. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvester TX 79560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newman Community and Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Woods Chapel Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Boyd Chapel Community (approx. 6.4 miles away); Neinda Baptist Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Neinda Community (approx. 8.9 miles away); Compere Cemetery (approx. 12.2 miles away); Hamlin (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The closest proximity of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River is one mile southwest of the marker location.
 
Categories. AnthropologyExplorationPaleontology
 
View to East from FM 1812 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
3. View to East from FM 1812
View to West from FM 1812 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
4. View to West from FM 1812
View to North Across FM 1812 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
5. View to North Across FM 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 27, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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