Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Clovis Points- Paleoindian Boy Scout Knives?

Paleoindian camp site. Ancient Ohio Art series, artist Susan Walton
Dr. Bradley Lepper of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog has written an interesting piece about new theories on the actual uses of Clovis points, "one of the oldest artifacts in America".
For a full text version of the article click here.

"The idea that Clovis points weren’t specialized mammoth killers isn’t entirely a new one. Former OHS Curator of Archaeology Henry Shetrone, back in 1936, argued that Clovis points would have served admirably as knife blades and so likely had been put to multiple uses." -Brad Lepper
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