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On a trip to southern Arizona a few years ago, John and I did some touring and hiking around the area that makes up the San Pedro River Valley. I loved the big skies, and the trees and plants that have adapted so well to the harsh climate. But what I also found interesting, was a Clovis site we came across.
I’d never heard of the Clovis people before. Reportedly they traveled from Asia via land bridges over what is now the Bering Strait, roughly 15,000 years ago. They reached the San Pedro Valley 13,000 years ago and evidence of their being is in the layers that make up an old river bed. There are Clovis sites from Washington through to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and even as far east as Pennsylvania.
Here’s a taste of the scenery and what a Clovis site looks like in southern Arizona.
Other posts related to this trip include:
- A Stay at Casa de San Pedro in Southern Arizona
- Hiking the Trails of Coronado National Monument
- The San Pedro River, Arizona: Underwhelming but Important
Have you ever heard of the Clovis people?