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Clovis Point

Cultural Period: Paleoindian (Clovis ≈ 13,000 BP)

Description: Clovis fluted projectile point found northeast of West Mesa and east of the Citadel Sink in Wupatki National Monument, Arizona. According to the results of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) testing, the point was made from Black Tank obsidian, the source for which is located more than 50 miles from Wupatki National Monument.

Dimensions: 55.4 mm (L) x 27.8 mm (max. W) x 8.8 (max. T). Base width is 25.2 mm (9.2 in) with a basal concavity depth of 4.3 mm. (1.7 in) Both lateral margins are ground. ( 21.8 x 10.9 x 3.5 in )

Photographer: Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University

Additional Information: Christian E. Downum (1993) Evidence of a Clovis Presence at Wupatki National Monument. Kiva 58(4):487-494.

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