Term: Folsom culture (archaeology)
Definition: named for a New Mexico location where artifacts were discovered in 1926-1927, it dates from the Paleoindian era (ca. 12,000 to 9,000 years ago, or 10,000 to 7,000 B.C.); Folsom spear points typically have a notched base and conspicuous concave groove along the central axis (see photo at Turning Points in Wisconsin History at www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints); Folsom-era remains have been found in Dane County.
[Source: Jennings, Jesse D. Ancient Native Americans (San Franciso: W.H. Freeman, 1978)]