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Clovis Point
Description: This projectile point is of the Clovis type; it has been broken and only a portion of the base remains. 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. On one side the flute extends almost to the point of the break, on the other side it extends to the break. The edges of the blade and the base are ground smooth. The point is made of flint that is light gray, dark gray, and 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: A0015_000009_001
Subjects: Clovis points; Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric
Places: Clovis Point