Beginning Feb. 1, 2023
One of American archaeology’s most significant discoveries was made by a black cowboy named George McJunkin. An avocational archaeologist, his discovery of the Folsom site in 1908 broadened the archaeological record of human habitation of North America back to the late ice age. The distinctive fluted spear points found there forever changed the story of Native American occupation in the New World. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month by introducing the inspiring story of George McJunkin into the "13,000 Years" component of the permanent exhibits at MCB.
Photo: George McJunkin circa 1907