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Clovis Point
Description: This triangular, fluted Clovis spear point has an inwardly curving base, leading to sharply-pointed ears. A long groove, called a flute, extends from the base nearly to the tip on one side. Both the blade edges near the base and the base are ground smooth. This piece is made of dark gray flint and comes from Paleo-Indian Culture. Paleo-Indians occupied Ohio between 15,000 and 9,000 years ago. In the western plains of North America, Paleo-Indians hunted mammoths and other game; because they moved in herds, caribou may have been a favored prey. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A0251_000063_004
Subjects: Clovis points; Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric
Places: Clovis Point