Clovis Spear Points

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Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
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published on 09 January 2018

Stone spear points belonging to the Clovis industry which is associated with early modern humans (Homo sapiens) in North America between roughly 13,500-13,000 years ago. The so-called 'Clovis point' has a distinctively fluted shape (the thin groove at the base of the points) which appears to have made it stronger. These points reside at the Field Museum in Chicago but were on loan at the Australian Museum in Sydney in December 2017 when this picture was taken.


About the Author

Emma Groeneveld
Emma has studied History & Ancient History. During her Master's she focused on Herodotus as well as the juicy politics of ancient courts, but more recently she has been immersing herself in everything prehistoric. She both writes and edits for AHE.

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APA Style

Groeneveld, E. (2018, January 09). Clovis Spear Points. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7842/

Chicago Style

Groeneveld, Emma. "Clovis Spear Points." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 09, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7842/.

MLA Style

Groeneveld, Emma. "Clovis Spear Points." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 09 Jan 2018. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

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