Clovis Artifacts

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Title

Clovis Artifacts

Subject

Indigenous Origins

Description

Pictured are Clovis-style artifacts, including cores, blades, and a hammerstone. Clovis-age culture dates to approximately 13,000 years ago and is named for stone and bone projectile points—so-called Clovis points used on spears, darts, arrows, and knives—found near Clovis, New Mexico, in the mid-1930s. Scholars long believed that Clovis culture represented the earliest human habitation in America until sites such as Cactus Hill in Virginia were excavated and showed evidence of pre-Clovis culture.

Creator

Lithic Casting Lab

Source

Lithic Casting Lab

Date

Unknown

Rights

Courtesy of Lithic Casting Lab

Files

cloviscoresbladesrowlarge.jpg

Citation

Lithic Casting Lab, “Clovis Artifacts,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed December 2, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/179.

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