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Clovis Point
Description: This small projectile point is of the Clovis type. The sides of the blade are nearly parallel and the base curves inward. There is one large flake taken from the base on each side, called a flute, which extends about 1/3 of the way up the blade. The lower half of the blade and the base are ground smooth. There may be some reworking on the upper half of the blade. The point is made of flint that is gray, dark gray, and olive yellow in color. This piece 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_005
Subjects: Clovis points; Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric
Places: Clovis Point