noun[usually as modifier] Archaeology
A Paleo-Indian culture of Central and North America, dated to about 10,500-8,000 years ago. The culture is distinguished by fluted stone projectile points or spearheads. Compare with Clovis2.
- That was what I was recording, this bunker, but then I looked down and saw the Folsom point lying there.
- Clovis and Folsom points from these two nearby bison kills are predominantly of Edwards chert.
- Besides making Folsom points, the group made Clovis points, ultra-thin bifaces and mesoamerican blades.
early 20th century: from Folsom, northeastern New Mexico, the area where remains were first found.