Holcombe Beach
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 34.147 W 083° 00.602
17T E 335022 N 4714925
Quick Description: In the parking lot of Heritage Junior High School, on the east side of Dodge Park Road 0.2 miles north of Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Plenty of parking at the High School.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2006 5:52:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMQQ1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 33

Long Description:
Near this site in 1961 archaeologists from the Aboriginal Research Club and the University of Michigan uncovered evidence of an early Paleo-Indian settlement. Here about 11,000 years ago these first prehistoric dwellers in the Great Lakes region inhabited a lake shore. Excavations of artifacts and bones reveal that for food the Paleo-Indians hunted Barren Ground caribou, a species suited to the tundra-like terrain of that era. As their environment changed, these Indians were forced to adapt to new ways of living. Different climate and sources of food required modified tools and methods of subsistence and the Paleo-Indian pattern of life developed into the culture of the Early Archaic people. The site known as Holcombe Beach is a reminder of basic changes in Michigan's physical and biological environment over the ages.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: State Site #309

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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