Clovis Projectile Point


Location: On Display in the Native American Voices

From: New Mexico | Blackwater Draw | Mammoth Pit | Clovis

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 36-19-3
Current Location Native American Voices - On Display
Provenience New Mexico | Blackwater Draw | Mammoth Pit | Clovis
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Period Paleoindian
Date Made 9000 BCE
Section American
Materials Edwards Chert
Technique Chipped

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.

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

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