Naco Mammoth Kill Site

The Naco Mammoth Kill Site is an archaeological site in southeast Arizona, near Naco, Arizona. The site was reported to the Arizona State Museum in September 1951 by Marc Navarrete, a local resident, after his father found two Clovis points in Greenbush Draw, while digging out the fossil bones of a mammoth. Emil Haury excavated the Naco mammoth site in April 1952.[2] In only five days, Haury recovered the remains of a Columbian Mammoth that had been killed by the use of at least 8 Clovis points about 10,000 years ago.[3] The Naco site was the first Clovis mammoth kill association to be identified. [2]

Naco Mammoth Kill Site
Nearest cityNaco, Arizona
NRHP reference #76002285[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 21, 1976

See also


  • Haury, Emil W. (1953) "Artifacts with Mammoth Remains, Naco, Arizona : Discovery of the Naco Mammoth and the Associated Projectile Points". American Antiquity 19:1–14.
  • Haury, Emil W., E. B. Sayles, and William W. Wasley, 1986, "The Lehner Mammoth Site Southeastern Arizona". In Emil W. Haury's Prehistory of the American Southwest, edited by J. Jefferson Reid and David E. Doyel, pp. 99–145. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
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