Clovis

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PROJECTILE POINT
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Culture(s) Clovis
Temporal Period Early Paleo-Indian Period

Description

"Narrow, fluted, lanceolate points, of medium to large size, with concave bases."(Ritchie 1971:21)

Attributes

(Ritchie 1971, Prindle 2012).
Basal Shape: Concave
Hafting Modification: Bifacial fluting (single or multiple)
Edge Shape: Lanceolate
Other Notes:

  • Basal and lower edges commonly ground


Metrics

Source Ritchie 1971 Prindle 2012
Length R 1 in - 5 in
D 3 in +/- 0.5 in
R 25 mm - 127 mm
D 70 mm +/- 27 mm
Width no data R 7 mm - 60 mm
D 27 mm +/- 5 mm
Thickness R 0.125 in - 0.375 in
D 0.25 in +/- 0.06 in
no data
W/L Ratio 0.25 - 0.5 0.42 +/- 0.1

Materials

Technological Notes

Geographical Distribution

Temporal-Cultural Affiliation

Early Paleo-Indian Period

Map of sites where Clovis specimens have been reported

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Note: In the interest of protecting our shared cultural heritage from those who would do it harm, intentional or otherwise, only approximate site locations are provided here.

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