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    The List: See evidence of early life in America

    Lubbock, Texas
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    Lubbock, Texas

    See evidence of early life in North America

    At Smithsonian magazine, Guy Gugliotta shares places to find evidence of the continent’s original settlers. www.smithsonianmag.com/travel

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    MASTODON STATE HISTORIC SITE

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    IMPERIAL, MO.

    Pleistocene ice age fossils, including bones of giant mastodons. Interpretive trails, picnic site, and museum of Clovis culture. Year round.

    www.mostateparks.com/park/mastodon-state-historic-site

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    MEADOWCROFT ROCK SHELTER

    AVELLA, PA.

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    Archeological site with prehistoric artifacts dating 16,000 years. Visitors center, exhibitions, and tours. May-October.  www.heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft.aspx

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    MURRAY SPRINGS CLOVIS SITE

    SIERRA VISTA, ARIZ.

    Rugged one-third-mile interpretive loop trail offers 10 exhibits on life in the late ice age. Year round.

    www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/cultural/murray.html

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    BLACKWATER DRAW NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

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    PORTALES, N.M.

    One-mile walking trail explores excavation of early Paleoindian cultures. April-October. Nearby university museum exhibits site artifacts. Year round.

    www.enmu.edu/services/museums/blackwater-draw/index.shtml

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    LUBBOCK LAKE

    LANDMARK, TEXAS

    Archeological and natural history preserve contains evidence of 12,000 years of occupation by people on the Southern High Plains. Visitors center, hiking trails, and exhibits. Year round.

    www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/lll/visitus.html

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