Finding Clovis

General - Archaeology

Finding Clovis takes viewers on an archeological adventure at the Topper dig site in Allendale County, South Carolina. Famous for Clovis and pre-Clovis artifacts, there is recent evidence that may support the theory that a comet suddenly wiped out the Clovis culture 13,000 years ago. In the Topper dig, Finding Clovis, world-renowned scientists Allen West, Dennis Stanford from the Smithsonian, David Anderson, Scott Jones, and Al Goodyear from the University of South Carolina will offer their opinions about these significant first Americans, where they came from, how they lived, and what may have been their fate (archaeology).

Closed captioning has been provided for this broadcast program.

Finding Clovis: The Topper Site | Carolina Stories
Episode 1


Who were the first South Carolinians? The Clovis people were prehistoric nomads, fantastic hunters, and creators of amazing stone tools. This program takes a look at how these people arrived in South...
Finding Clovis: Prehistoric Tools | Carolina Stories
Episode 3


From the remains of stone tool manufacturing at Topper, scientists can piece together the marvelous technology that enabled Clovis hunters to kill huge animals. The tools were made from very It's a...
Finding Clovis: Clovis People | Carolina Stories
Episode 4


Clovis artifacts are found across North America about 13,000 plus or minus 100 years ago. It's a remarkable cultural tradition. Where did the Clovis people come from? Archeology textbooks say the...