Folsom Point found at 42MD300
42MD300 is the registration number for a site where a Folsom point was found in the early 1970’s, placing man in Millard County between 10,430 to 8710 years before present (based on associated C-14 dates). The significance of the site is well established by its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

It isn’t much to look at today, little more than a desiccated teardrop shaped depression surrounded by greasewood and saltbrush, but 9000 years ago it was the shoreline of Lake Bonneville, a place where ancient man lived, built simple shelters, and harvested the bounty of the surrounding marsh-lands and lake. The site has been collected to the extent that few if any artifacts remain, but its importance lives on as “the oldest open, human occupied radiocarbon dated site in Utah.” Older dates come from caves, but open sites are essential in order to understand the range of characteristics of early human life and culture.

42MD300, an early human habitation site