The First People of the Mojave Desert


 

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Courtesy of Clifford Walker - Mojave River Valley Museum Association

Scientists at the Calico Early Man Site have found over 11,000 tools like these along the shores of Lake Manix. We used these tools to cut meat and scrape animal skins.

The men in my tribe would make these stone tools along the shore of Lake Manix. We hunted camels, birds, horses, bison, and even mammoth.

 San Bernardino County Archaeologist Ruth Simpson wrote that these tools could prove that Early Man was in North America much earlier than scientists once thought.

Stone Cleaver

Artist - Lois Strom
Courtesy of Clifford Walker - Mojave River Valley Museum Association