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Clovis Projectile Point

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Object Number:36-19-3
Current Location: Native American Voices
Currently On Display
Provenience: New Mexico
Blackwater Draw
Mammoth Pit
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Period: Paleoindian
Date Made: 9000 BCE
Early Date: -9201
Late Date: -8800
Materials:Edwards Chert
Length: 11.1 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:New Mexico Expedition, E. B. Howard, 1936
Other Number:71-55 - Cast Number
9-22 - Cast Number


The specimen is lanceolate and symmetrical in outline with very narrow width in relation to length. The projectile point has parallel overlapped flaking. Basal thinning was accomplished through the removal of a single long channel flake from one face and two channel flakes from the opposite face. Edges along the base and basal lateral margins were moderately polished to facilitate hafting.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Preucel, Robert W., and Wierzbowski, William S., and Williams, Lucy F. 2005. Native American Voices on Identity, Art and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pages 190-191/Plate 78View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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