C., sea level was within a few meters of its present elevation, and climate and biota approached modern conditions. Most likely, Paleoindians moved over large areas, on foot or by water, in small bands of twenty-five to fifty people.
Their group ranges centered on stone quarries, shoals, or other particularly desirable environmental features.
Several hundred Paleoindian points are currently known from the state, although the number is tiny compared with the tens of thousands of later points that have been found.
By the close of the Paleoindian Period, around 9000 or 8000 B. C.), however, did southern pine communities and extensive riverine cypress swamps begin to emerge in the Coastal Plain. The three major subperiods presumably coincide with human populations, those who initially explored and settled the region (Early Paleoindian), established regional population concentrations and cultural variants (Middle Paleoindian), and finally, adapted to modern conditions (Late Paleoindian).
Only one fluted point was found at Macon Plateau, in spite of a massive excavation effort, and to date no site excavated in the state has ever produced more than one fluted point in good context.
Surface finds of Paleoindian artifacts, many in private collections, still constitute the bulk of the evidence for Paleoindian occupations in Georgia. O'Steen, "Paleoindian Period Archaeology of Georgia," Georgia Archaeological Research Design Paper 6, Laboratory of Archaeology Series Report 28 (University of Georgia, Athens, 1990). Anderson et al., "Paleoindian and Early Archaic in the Lower Southeast: A View from Georgia," in Ocmulgee Archaeology, 1936-1986, ed.
As in past years we are selling tickets in advance and plan to have the grandstand sold-out well in advance of the event.
Even though the event has gotten bigger, ticket prices are the same as in prior years.