Clovis culture

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Noun1.Clovis culture - the Paleo-American culture of Central America and North America; distinguished chiefly by sharp fluted projectile points made of obsidian or chalcedony
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
Paleo-American culture, Paleo-Amerind culture, Paleo-Indian culture - the prehistoric culture of the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America
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The Clovis First hypothesis also states that the distinct Clovis lithic technology is the mother technology of all other stone artifact types later occurring in the New World.
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.
What they tell us is that there was widespread cultural diversity at the outset of human entry and dispersion throughout the Americas, and that the old, now-dead Clovis first model often misleads us to believe that there was only one major way of first human expansion throughout the Western Hemisphere," he said.