Alibates National Monument – An Ancient Flint Archaeological Dig Site on the Shores of Lake Meredith

Alibates National Monument – An Ancient Flint Archaeological Dig Site on the Shores of Lake Meredith

One the shores of Lake Meredith lies a significant archaeological site known as Alibates National Monument. The flint has red, pink, white, and gray ribbons giving it a beautiful appearance. The landscape in this area is surprisingly rugged as the surrounding area near Amarillo is very flat, sitting on the high plains.

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  1. Lil Crumb on February 16, 2023 at 2:15 am

    You were lucky to see the horned lizard. Texas has tarantula too

  2. Monica Wilson on February 16, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Thank you for showing the wonderful things we have to offer for outdoor lovers in the great state of Texas.

  3. Monica Wilson on February 16, 2023 at 2:22 am


  4. Jacob Jones on February 16, 2023 at 2:29 am

    wow that is a beautifully maintained trail

  5. outdoors tours on February 16, 2023 at 2:31 am

    very nice video, great unique nature and nice presentation from you ! with peaceful background music much better 😉
    thanks for sharing , Like 6, have a great weekend! See you soon again my friend !

  6. Piano Musikk on February 16, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Amazing beautiful scene; Great sharing & Thanks for touring us; Greeting from Norwegian

  7. Fred on February 16, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Dude! Those fruits of the prickly pear! Super sweet!

  8. Freshwater Diving + on February 16, 2023 at 2:36 am

    spotted you guys on ‘Cupcakes Corner’. Clicked in and we like. loved the tour in the museum. we think you have much more history than many Americans realise. Incredibly rugged countryside. Wow that flint is amazing and cant believe how much there is !! What kind of spiky Lizard was that 1st one? 🙂 Sub & Like from us guys – all about supporting from here in the English Lake District.

  9. Kristen and Sam on February 16, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Hello from some Texas friends! We have not been here, but it looks so awesome! We may need to visit here the next time we are in the area!

  10. William Keith on February 16, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s Alibates wasn’t developed and friends and I would go and look for artifacts. Not many were found and there are several depressed areas that were Paleo Indian quarry pits. They would sit and make shaped arrow heads and projectile points. There have been Clovis and Folsom points made out of Alibates flint, so that takes the date back to at least 10,000 BCE. Clovis and Folsom NM are not that far from Alibates, and Folsom NM is close to the Canadian river as it meanders Westward to its headwaters in New Mexico. Alibates "flint" is agatized dolomite; It’s hard and is easy to knap into blades and arrow heads. It will spark when struck with another piece or steel, so it’s also used by Indians to strike a light to make fire. I’ve heard it’s been found up to Canada as well as the Great Lakes area. It is real distinctive looking with reds, purples and white flecks and bands.

  11. Marianne Hebard on February 16, 2023 at 2:49 am

    I liked your video.We live near Alibates and I have taken many of my classes to see it!You need to come back in October on a Saturday.The rangers take you on a tour on private land to the village of the Native Americans that dug out the Flint.You can see the remains of the rock houses that they lived in, and the petroglyphs they made of a turtle and a big foot!Call and get on the list you have to have a reservation. It is free but only in October!

  12. Elaine Burch on February 16, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Ok! I have watched all your videos. Ready for more please 😃

  13. Retired Navy on February 16, 2023 at 2:55 am

    I hunt deer at Lake Meredith. It truly is a magical place.

  14. sw7859 on February 16, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Great place to visit. We had a great park ranger who conducted the tour. I loved having opportunity to pick up, inspect and photograph the pieces that some Native American had held 1000 years ago. Looking forward to a third visit if we get off covid restrictions.

  15. Kent Courtney on February 16, 2023 at 3:01 am

    I really appreciate the geological comments and your talks about the flora and fauna. Texas is a beautiful state with wonderful variety.

  16. j montoya on February 16, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Well done, lake meredith is our playground. Boating, fishing, off roading and camping.

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