Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Cactus Hill

Archaeological site found in 1993, on the Nottoway River near Richmond, VA, dated to 15.1 and 10.9 kya (the 15.1 date is provisional, as are even earlier estimates of 18 kya), and that contains artifacts of the Clovis type in the younger level and non-Clovis stone points and other implements in the deeper level. The site is thus a viable candidate for a pre-Clovis site, raising the possibility that seagoing Europeans settled eastern North America.

See the Solutrean/Clovis similarity hypothesis.

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