The Cactus Hill Archaeological Site is located on a wind-deposited
(eolian) terrace of the Nottoway
River in Sussex County.
The site gets its name from the prickly pear cacti commonly found growing on the
site's sandy soil. Cactus Hill is one of the oldest and most well-dated
archaeological sites in the Americas, with the earliest human occupations dating to
between 18,000 and 20,000 years ago. It also contains one of the most complete
st. . .
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