Location: South Carolina         Length: 27 min.

This is an archaeological adventure at the Topper Site in Allendale County, South Carolina, famous for Clovis and possibly pre-Clovis artifacts. Here, early humans were coming to ancient chert quarries, making rudimentary knives and other tools. Recent evidence found by the team lead by Dr. Al Goodyear may support the idea that a comet suddenly wiped out the Clovis Culture 13,000 years ago. World-renowned scientists offer their opinions about these significant first Americans—where they came from, how they lived, and what may have been their fate.

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The Clovis Comet That Wasn’t? Mystery Deepens. (Anthropology.net)

History of South Carolina (Wikipedia)

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They Were Here: Ice Age Humans in South Carolina (video on The Archaeology Channel)

Who Were the First Americans? (Center for the Study of the First Americans)