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Clovis Point
Description: This leaf-shaped spear point is of the Clovis type. The base curves inward, leading to sharply-pointed ears. Long grooves (33 mm), called flutes, extend from the base towards the tip on both sides. The blade edges near the base, and the base, are ground smooth. This piece is made of reddish brown jasper 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: A0056_000066
Subjects: Clovis culture; Clovis points; Paleo-Indians; Projectile points
Places: Clovis Point