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Clovis Spear Point

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Clovis Spear Point

Stone spear point, Clovis (11,500-11,000 BC), Illinois

John Weinstein, © The Field Museum
As Ice Age hunter-gatherers, the Clovis people relied on expertly crafted spear points like this for a successful hunt. This spear point would have been tied to a long shaft with animal sinew and could have penetrated the thick skins of mammoths and other large mammals extinct today.
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