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Clovis Point
Description: This basal fragment of a 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 the edge where the point is broken, there is burin facet (a flake taken off a corner to make a sharp point), suggesting use as an engraving tool. It is made of gray and dark gray flint and comes from Early 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: A0206_000013_001
Subjects: Clovis points; Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric
Places: Clovis Point