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Clovis Point
Description: This leaf-shaped spear point is of the Clovis type. The base curves inward and long grooves, called flutes, extend from the base, towards the tip on both sides. On one face the flute is 34 mm; the opposite side is obscured by the binding of a recreated foreshaft made from bone. The point is made of dark reddish brown and reddish gray flint. This piece was made by Paleo-Indians, who 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: A4786_000176
Subjects: Clovis culture; Clovis points; Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric
Places: Clovis Point