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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In fact, this wave appeared to have completely replaced the Clovis people of the first wave.
That would have happened in the neighborhood of 13,500 years ago, with ( those settlers , referred to as the Clovis people, ( quickly spreading ( throughout the continent and down to South America, and there is evidence of their hunter-gatherer lifestyle stretching back that far.
"More broadly, although Clovis people may yet be shown to represent an independent migration separate from the peoples present here by 14,700" years ago, the authors wrote, "they must have descended from a population that entered the Americas via a different route than the ice-free corridor."
Among them was the Clovis people, who first show up in the archaeological record more than 13,000 years ago.
At least 1,000 years before Clovis people roamed the Great Plains, a group of hunter-gatherers either butchered a mastodon or scavenged its carcass near Florida's Gulf Coast.
Her investigations demonstrate that the Clovis people used a variety of raw materials for tool making, and that the homogeneity of Clovis points, the sharing of artifacts between groups, and the sharing of raw materials suggests that Clovis groups maintained strong ties with extended populations at a regional level.
Additional information is provided about the Clovis people and other extinct Ice Age animals depicted in the story.
The Younger Dryas lasted a thousand years and coincided with the extinction of mammoths and other great beasts and the disappearance of the Paleo-Indian Clovis people. In the 1980s, some researchers put forward the idea that the cool period, which fell between two major glaciations, began when a comet or meteorite struck North America.
It is a quest with a love (sort of) twist set in the area we now know as Texas near the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers, 13,000 years ago among the Clovis people who were nomadic hunter gatherers.
Re-examining the Red Wing collection, Metin discovered that the people at that site frequently produced overshot flakes, and he concluded that the site had been occupied by Clovis people, not some later group as I had thought.
Archaeologists have tong known that the mysterious Clovis people were the first settlers of North America, about 13,000 years ago.
Who the Clovis people were and which present day humans they are related to has been discussed intensely and the issue has a key role in the discussion about how the Americas were peopled.