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A Clovis Spear Point

clovis point Clovis points were made more than 11,000 years ago over much of North America by Paleoindian hunters. These hunters stalked such game as mammoths in the closing centuries of the Ice Age. This point was found near Lake County in the eastern part of the state.

foreshaft Archaeologists believe the points were hafted to short shafts, which in turn were mounted into sockets on heavier spear shafts. This provided for "reloadable" spears! The spear could be thrown by hand or with the aid of the atlatl (a word in the Nahuatl language meaning spearthrower). This replica was made by Roger Williams.

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