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Ake Site
Nearest city Datil, New Mexico
Area 2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
NRHP reference No. 76001193
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Added to NRHP April 2, 1976

The Ake Site is a name for a prehistoric archaeological location near the town of Datil in the San Augustine Basin of Catron County, New Mexico, United States. It was listed on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties in 1975, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Ake Site is particularly important for the age and length of its use by prehistoric peoples. It has been dated during the Clovis period between 10,999 BC and 8000 BC, and during the Folsom period between 7999 BC and 5999 BC, making it among the oldest sites in the American Southwest.

Other sites around Ake are not as old, with the nearby Bat Cave dating from 4999 BC to 1000 BC and nearby pueblos dating from 1000 BC to 1000 AD.

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