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clovis point

(ˈkləʊvɪs)
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(Archaeology) a concave-based flint projectile dating from the 10th millennium bc, found throughout most of Central and North America

clovis point

A leaf-shaped flint projectile point with fluted sides belonging to a prehistoric culture of North and Central America.
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The researchers found that three sites lack absolute age control: at Chobot, Alberta, the three Clovis points found lack stratigraphic context, and the majority of other diagnostic artifacts are younger than Clovis by thousands of years; at Morley, Alberta, ridges are assumed without evidence to be chronologically correlated with Ice Age hills 2,600 kilometers away; and at Paw Paw Cove, Maryland, horizontal integrity of the Clovis artifacts found is compromised, according to that site's principal archaeologist.
In support of that scenario, a Wyoming site previously yielded Clovis points in deposits below Western Stemmed points.
They were also made a bit differently than Clovis points.
The points are markedly different from Clovis points, which are marked by a characteristic flute, or depression, at the base where they would be attached to a wood shaft.
The previous theory, known as the Clovis First Model, comes from Clovis Points, huge weapons used to hunt mammoths and mastodons whichwere found all over the American continent.
We predict that Clovis points may be most prevalent in the Southeast, reflecting our opinion (currently unsupported by any real hard evidence) that the technology may have originated there.
The Remembering Gallery includes Ancient Cultures, featuring ancient artifacts like Clovis Points and Egyptian Funerary Stela; Leading the United States, with displays of artifacts from American presidents and first ladies; The Civil War, which includes the tables and chairs used by Grant and Lee at Appomattox; Celebration of Community, showing items of custom and ritual, such as the Eagle Feather War Bonnet from the Pawnee Indians; American Inventors and Inventions, featuring the light bulb from Thomas Edison and photographs of George Washington Carver, Albert Einstein, and Jonas Salk; and American Pastimes, with images from the world of arts and entertainment, including Dorothy's ruby shoes from the Wizard of Oz, and Indiana Jones' jacket and hat.
As a result, the bulk of the state's Clovis points are found at mammoth kill-sites near Naco and Sierra Vista.
He calls the points "logical precursors" of Clovis points.
This is the largest collection of Clovis points ever found, says anthropologist and project director Peter Mehringer of Washington STate University in Pullman.
This resulted in the robust form being recognized as older than Folsom and being named Clovis points.
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed a rare Clovis point spearhead in the town of Sahuarita, Arizona, US, dating back to 11,000 to 13,000 years, which could help illuminate the way early humans lived in this part of the state.