The archeological dig and gravel mining continued side by side until 1974 when New Mexico University was able to purchase and protect the site.
The site no longer contains water because the surrounding farms have drawn down the water table.
|The white ledge is the ancient lake bed.|
|Linda checking is out thousands of years of fossils|
and human artifacts.
Clovis points were later found in eastern North America and the Clovis people were considered to be the first humans to create a widespread culture in the New World. Recently this hypothesis has been challenged by the discovery of much older archaeological sites like Monte Verde in Chile and Pedra Furada in Brazil that predate the Clovis culture by 19,000 to 30,000 years.
current location Bottomless Lake State Park 33.319437, -104.331803